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Sports Law Torts

Myles Garrett Will Be Disciplined, But What If He’s Sued?

Defensive end Myles Garrett ripped quarterback Mason Rudolph’s helmet off of his head and swung it at him near the end of a Thursday Night Football matchup between the Pittsburgh Steelers and Cleveland Browns. After the game, Garrett admitted to his wrongful action, stating, “I lost my cool and regret it. It’s going to come […]

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Defamation Headline Torts

Couple Charged with Sexual Assault Gets $13.78 Million in Defamation Action

There are two big problems with filing defamation lawsuits (obviously, without looking at the facts of the various potential cases): 1) Defamation lawsuits are very difficult to win, and 2) Even if the plaintiff gets a judgment in his/her favor, the damages awarded tend to be small.  But there are always exceptions to the rule. […]

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U.S. Soccer Federation Upset With The FRS Company For Use Of Christie Rampone’s Jersey

You may notice that at the beginning of the video, Christie Rampone is wearing what looks to be a U.S. Soccer Women’s National Team uniform.  Christie Rampone is featured in such a uniform much more clearly in a few print advertisements, which the United States Soccer Federation is not happy about. On July 27, 2011, the […]

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Defamation Headline Torts

Defamation Claim Against Baltimore Radio Station

Proving $800,000 worth of damage in any lawsuit is not an easy task.  When it is a lawsuit primary based on supposed defamation, that task’s difficulty is multiplied many times over.  In general, it is very tough to prove a defamatory act. Recently, a radio staffer at one radio station sued another radio station (WNST) […]

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Cyberspace Defamation Headline Sports Law Torts

Spooner v. Associated Press and Krawczynski

While many women believe that a “diamond is forever,” what do judges think about Tweets made on the social networking site Twitter?  Are statements made within Tweets stuck in a cache for eternity?  Upon clicking “Tweet,” has it been published?  Does it matter in a defamation case? Last week, it was revealed that Bill Spooner, […]

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Headline Negligence Sports Law Torts

Stafon Johnson v. University of Southern California

On January 24, 2011, former University of Southern California runningback Stafon Johnson filed a Complaint against the University of Southern California and USC football’s assistant strength and conditioning coach Jamie Yanchar for damages based on negligence. The incident that is the subject of the action is widely known by sports fans.  It occurred in September 2009 […]

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Defamation Headline Torts

Daniel Snyder v. Atalaya Capital Management LP

Daniel Snyder, owner of the Washington Redskins, is filed a Complaint against Atalaya Capital Management LP and the newspaper it owns, Washington City Paper (WCP).  One glaring issue that Snyder had with the WCP is that it used the picture shown to the right in one of its articles discussing Snyder back in November 2010. […]

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Headline Negligence Sports Law Torts

Holding Football Helmet Companies Accountable For Head Injuries

Yesterday, John Carlson of the Seattle Seahawks was carted off of the field of play in his team’s NFC Divisional Playoff game against the Chicago Bears.  Carlson suffered an injury after he landed on his head near the sideline.  As discussed last month, there are enormous dangers and damaging health effects of from head injuries. […]

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Headline Sports Law Torts

NFL Players Receiving Adequate Warning Regarding Concussions

Roughly 9,000 lawsuits have been filed against tobacco companies in Florida based on claims that for many years tobacco companies failed to warn smokers about the dangers and addictive capacity of cigarettes.  The class of potential plaintiffs is huge, as many people across the country have smoked cigarettes at one point in their lives.  The […]

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Headline Negligence Personal Injury Torts

Duty To Instruct How To Properly Eat An Artichoke

I am not a huge fan of artichokes.  Eating them takes too much effort, and I am not very impressed by their taste.  However, I do know how to eat one, and I would expect that if someone asked me to serve him an artichoke, he would also know how to eat one properly, or […]