Law & Policy: Civil Actions
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.
A Private Beach Club Is Not Liable for a Tragic Boating Death
by John T. Wolohan July 2007
In the wake of a tragic death, a private beach club survives a claim of vicarious liability.
Results of Background Checks Must Be Guarded to Protect Volunteers' Privacy
by John T. Wolohan March 2007
Organizations requiring background checks need to ensure that the privacy of all volunteers is protected.
A High School Coach Can Be Present During Student-Led Prayers
by John T. Wolohan November 2006
A sympathetic judge rules that a high school coach can be present during student-led prayers.