Negligence Sports Law

When Is A Waiver Of Injury Enforceable In The State Of Florida

On January 6, 2021, a high school athlete, Ethan Elalou, appealed a final judgment from the Circuit Court for the Seventeenth Judicial Circuit of Broward County in favor of the School Board of Broward County on an executed pre-game release waiver form that barred his claim of negligence against the school board. On appeal, Elalou […]


Cleveland Browns Fan Sues Team For Being Falsely Accused Of Pouring Beer On Titans Player

Eric Smith says he was falsely identified as the Cleveland Browns fan who threw his beer on Tennessee Titans player Logan Ryan during the Browns home opener on September 8, and now he is filed a lawsuit seeking relief. On October 14, Smith and wife Antinuch Naowarat filed a Complaint in the Court of Common […]


Plaintiff Wins $4.4 Million Judgment Against L.A. Fitness

The following article was written by Cyle Kiger. ​Rene Rodriguez, a 36 year old car salesman, has won his personal injury suit against L.A. Fitness International LLC.  Rodriguez went for a board around the arc, when he slipped in a puddle on the floor.   As a result, Rodriguez incurred around $125,000 in medical bills because three (and […]

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 […]

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 […]

Headline Negligence Torts

A Negligent Act By A 4-Year-Old Riding a Tricycle?

Anyone who has taken 1L Torts class is not surprised that a 4-year-old can be sued in a court of law.  In fact, anyone versed in the law might not be shocked and appalled should a 4-year-old be found guilty in a tort action.  How could one forget the case of Garratt v. Dailey, where […]