Exercise Org Says CrossFit Can't Fault Them For Study

Law360, New York (May 26, 2016, 3:00 PM EDT) -- The nonprofit National Strength and Conditioning Association urged a California federal court Wednesday to dismiss a suit by exercise program CrossFit claiming it published a critical article to steal business, saying the data it published on CrossFit injuries was noncommercial speech protected by the First Amendment.

Pointing out in a motion for summary judgment that its Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research is a scholarly journal much like others that have been found to publish federally protected free speech by courts in California and elsewhere, the NSCA said the discussion of CrossFit’s injury risk in an article from 2013, which is...

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