Sports Risk Management Newsletter
"From the Gym to the Jury" is vital to:PROTECT your athletes from needless injuries
PROTECT you and your colleagues from damaging law suits
PROTECT your school from devastating jury awards
"From the Gym to the Jury" is a Bi-Monthy On-Line Newsletter designed to protect your sports programs (and yourself) from costly injuries, liability and lawsuits. This newsletter is a nationally acclaimed source for legal trends and risk management strategies for universities and sports programs.
Latest Newsletter ArticlesHere are just a few of the articles that you are missing in the latest Issue issue of FROM THE GYM TO THE JURY
RECEIVED $18.9 MILLION BUY-OUT
The total buy-out for former Notre Dame University (ND) head football coach Charile Weis has recently become public. Weis, who was hired to a ten-year contract by the Fighting Irish, coached from 2005 through the 2009 season.
CHEERLEADERS WIN $1.25 MILLION
Eight months after filing a groundbreaking, class-action wage theft lawsuit against the Oakland Raiders, two former Raiderette cheerleaders have won a $1.25-million settlement.
Gail Payne and Stephanie Smith sued Major League Baseball for negligence, fraudulent concealment and various statutory violations by the Office of the Commissioner of Baseball. The plaintiffs requested injunctive relief requiring increased safety netting and other safety measures at all Major League Baseball ballparks.
ELEVEN YEARS IN THE COURTS
On June 17, 2006, Josue Espinal was a member of the North End Wanskuck Little League in Providence RI. Josue was participating in a baseball game at Corliss Park and while sliding into home plate the youngster’s right foot and lower shin allegedly slid under a corner of the plate that was lifted. When the Little Leaguer attempted to stand up his leg broke in two places.
A QUESTION OF INSTITUTIONAL INTEGRITY
James Arnold and Leah Metcalf are former student-athletes at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC). They are suing the University claiming that they were directed into "non-rigorous" "shadow curriculum" courses that hampered their cognitive strengths and limited their post-university career prospects.
A NEW FOOTBALL HELMET ON THE HORIZON
An innovative football helmet design may change the game forever. The ZERO1 by Vicis is the newest helmet reported to stop a player from experiencing violent concussions as well as other serious head injuries.