Law & Policy: Civil Actions
Students Don't Have Constitutional Right to Participate in Sports
by John T. Wolohan December 2008
Students do not have a constitutionally protected right to participate in high school sports.
Ice Hockey Injury Not Result of Willful Behavior, Court Rules
by John T. Wolohan September 2008
Conduct that left an ice hockey player injured did not constitute willful and wanton behavior.
14-Year-Old Did Not Assume Risk of Ricochet In Batting Cage, Court Rules
by John T. Wolohan and Xinxian Zou August 2008
A 14-year-old injured in a batting cage did not assume the risk of a ricochet injury, a court says.
Spectators In Stands On Their Own Where Flying Objects Are Concerned
by Andrew Cohen July 2008
Where flying objects are concerned, the courts have long shielded team owners from liability. Spectators, on the other hand, are on their own.
Sports Culture Creates Leeway and Landmines Regarding Sexual Harrassment
by Paul Steinbach March 2008
The nuanced culture of athletics brings both leeway and landmines to discussions of sexual harassment.
Injured Athlete Unable to Prove that Coach's Mistreatment Trancends Negligence
by John T. Wolohan March 2008
An injured athlete is unable to prove that her coaches' mistreatment transcends negligence.
As New Activities Gain Traction, Slip-And-Fall Liability Increases
by John T. Wolohan and Robert Kuczynski November 2007
As new activities gain traction, industry leaders must work to ensure that they are protected from liability.
A Former High School Coach Can Sue Parents for Defamation
by John T. Wolohan October 2007
A former high school coach may be able to sue his parental tormentors for defamation.
Locker Room Crime: The Aftermath
by Heather Peavey October 2007
There is no perfect way to prevent locker room crime, but by enforcing some basic rules, you can help to protect your facility against liability.
A Football Coach Injured on the Sideline Also Assumes Risks
by John T. Wolohan August 2007
A football coach injured on the sideline also assumes the risk of injury.