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How Courts Apply Contact-Sports Exception To Nonplayers

Law360 (June 11, 2018, 3:05 PM EDT) -- Awareness of concussion risks in sports may be at an all-time high. Lawsuits have been filed at every level of play against sports organizations, schools, coaches, medical professionals, helmet manufacturers and others.

The legal claims typically include failure to warn of the risk of harm (about which the player claims a lack of knowledge), negligent or reckless failure to develop rules to limit the risk of concussion (such as return-to-play rules), failure to teach proper playing techniques, failure to provide appropriate medical care and failure to...
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