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Insightful Concussion Webinars Set for July 28 and August 12

Two concussion webinars will be held in the coming weeks that will explore more deeply the issues around Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy (CTE), from the defendant’s perspective. Both webinars are sponsored by Concussion Defense Reporter. Human Factors in Sports Concussion – July 28, 2021 3:30-4:30 ET Every sports concussion case, whether a “second hit” or a…
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Breaking News – Anthony Corleto Joins Gordon Rees Today as Partner, with Successful Concussion Defense Practice in Tow

Sports Lawyer Anthony Corleto has joined Gordon Rees Scully Mansukhani as a partner, where he will continue to grow the successful concussion defense practice he built at Wilson Elser. Corleto’s bio and contact info can be found here. Overall, Corleto focuses on commercial litigation, transactions, and sports risk matters. His legal expertise extends to intellectual…
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Hackney Publications Recognizes Sports Law Profession with ‘100 Law Firms with Sports Law Practices You Need to Know About’ Portal

Hackney Publications announced today the launch of “100 Law Firms with Sports Law Practices You Need to Know About,” a portal that serves as a resource for those in need of experienced and capable legal counsel in the sports law arena. The firms are listed alphabetically, an ode to the difficulty in actually ranking such…
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Drake Group: Higher Education Institutions Must Cease Being Party to Athlete Sexual Assault

The latest provocative missive from the Drake Group: On November 16, 2020, USA Today broke a story on nine LSU football players, including two that played key roles on its 2020 national championship team, who were accused of rape, other sexual misconduct and dating violence over a four-year period. Victims’ allegations were either completely ignored…
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Florida AD Says Student Athletes Will Undergo ‘Full Cardiac Evaluation’ Upon Return

University of Florida Athletic Director Scott Stricklin sent a COVID Update out this morning to the “Gator Nation” about the football program, which was forced to cancel its game with LSU last weekend and Missouri this weekend because of the virus. “Not only have the Gators Sports Health Staff continued telehealth appointments with the players…
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National Sports Law Institute Fall Conference Set for Friday, October 16

The National Sports Law Institute’s Annual Fall conference will take place online on Microsoft Teams on Friday, October 16, 2020. This year’s conference will focus on Perspectives from a Sports Law Faculty, and feature our own Sports Law Program faculty members, many who are members of this association, along with a few other alums, discussing…
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Louisville Sport Administration Doctoral Students Write About Youth Sport Concussion Legislation

(Editor’s Note: University of Louisville Sport Administration Doctoral Students Jessica R. Murfree, M.A., Nicholas M. Swim, M.S., & Chelsea C. Police, M.S. recently wrote the following article for Hackney Publications. Entitled “Youth Sport Concussion Legislation: Nonstandard Standards of Care,” it appeared in Sports Litigation Alert and Concussion Litigation Reporter.) In 2014, the Center for Disease…
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Sports Lawyers Association Conference Is Cancelled

From SLA President Bobby Hacker: Dear SLA Members: As we represent the entire sports world it is only fitting that we act in a like manner, therefore, we are cancelling this year’s conference in Miami. This was not an easy decision and it weighed heavily upon the executive committee as well as the entire board…
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Segal McCambridge Hires Carla Varriale-Barker, Establishes Practice Group Serving Sports, Recreation, Amusement, and Hospitality Industries

Segal McCambridge, a national litigation firm that added its first office in Florida last month, has announced that Carla Varriale-Barker has joined the firm as a shareholder in the New York office. She will lead a practice group focused on the sports, recreation, amusement, and hospitality industries. An experienced and creative litigator, Varriale-Barker has a…
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Risk Management – Texas Tech University Extends Netting at Dan Law Field

(Editor’s Note: What follows appeared in Sports Facilities and the Law, a newsletter available through a complimentary subscription at the site.) Just in time for its season-opener, Texas Tech University extended the netting at Dan Law Field down the first and third baselines. Senior Associate Athletic Director Robert Giovannetti told the media that “we’ve had…
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