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Only Thing Amateur About Track and Field in the 2016 Olympics are the Fans’ Understanding of the Rules

By Nicole Leach, Esq., who is a lawyer and former UCLA track star. In 2006, while a student-athlete at UCLA, Leach earned gold on the World Junior 4×400 relay team in Beijing. In 2007 she was the NCAA 400m hurdle … Continue reading

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New Jersey Appeals Court Affirms Strong Standard For Youth Sports Tort Liability

Injuries are a part of sports. Period. End of story. However, in America, when an injury occurs, most people look for someone else to not only blame, but to also sue. In the past two years, personal injury lawsuits arising … Continue reading

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The Challenges of Funding Elite College Athlete Disability Insurance

By Frank Darras, Esq. Mr. Darras is the founding partner of DarrasLaw, America’s top disability insurance litigation firm. His firm has recovered nearly $800 million in wrongfully denied insurance benefits for clients of all backgrounds and professions across the nation. … Continue reading

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The Legal Hurdles Facing A Potential Las Vegas NFL Team

By Doug Fuglsang. Mr. Fuglsang is a licensed attorney in Illinois and Wisconsin with a Sports Law Certificate from the National Sports Law Institute. He can be reached at doug.fuglsang@gmail.com. The Raiders are staying in Oakland for the 2016 season … Continue reading

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Recent Pennsylvania Superior Court Ruling On Waiver Forms Exposes Athletic Event Organizers To Increased Wrongful Death Liability

The following post by Steve Silver, Esq. originally appeared on the renowned Wake Forest Law School’s Journal of Business & Intellectual Property Law blog on February 29, 2016. Between mud runs, charity 5Ks, obstacles course races, and marathons, there is … Continue reading

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New California Law Classifies Cheerleaders as Employees

By Miriam Straus, Esq. Attorney Straus is an associate at Kalogredis, Sansweet, Dearden and Burke, Ltd. in Wayne, Pennsylvania where she focuses on litigation and healthcare issues. She was also a gymnast at Brown University before attending the George Washington … Continue reading

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High School Concussion Lawsuits Could Alter Game Forever

By Doug Fuglsang. Mr. Fuglsang is a licensed attorney in Illinois and Wisconsin with a Sports Law Certificate from the National Sports Law Institute. He can be reached at doug.fuglsang@gmail.com. Two-a-days are right around the corner for one million high-school … Continue reading

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The Legal Blitz Goes Podcasting with Above the Law

It’s March Madness. Or, as a person with a rudimentary respect for trademark laws would say, “It’s time for the NCAA Men’s College Basketball Tournament.” In this episode of Thinking Like a Lawyer, the Legal Talk Network takes a look … Continue reading

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