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 […]

Intentional Torts Sexual Assault

Hardwick v. Geno Auriemma, USA Basketball, and the NBA: Assault, Battery, and Employment Discrimination

The following article was written by Benjamin Haynes, Esq. On June 11th 2012, Kelley Hardwick filed a Verified Complaint with a demand for jury trial against Geno Auriemma, USA Basketball Inc. (USAB) and the National Basketball Association (NBA). The lawsuit was brought under the cause of action for employment discrimination against all three Defendants under the […]

Intentional Torts

Former Denver Nuggets Guard J.R. Smith Being Sued

The following article was written by Spencer Wingate. Damien Lolar is suing J.R. Smith for an incident that happened two years ago during a scrimmage. Smith allegedly choked and punched Lolar on August 13th 2010 at the Nuggets practice facility. On the day of the incident, Lolar called Denver County Police. After investigating the case, the […]