Pro-Athlete Personal Injury Liability Claims Taking Hold
By Zachary Zagger (October 31, 2016, 6:31 PM EDT) -- Professional athletes are typically barred from bringing personal injury lawsuits for injuries that occur on the field, but some players have recently had success pushing that limit in what experts say could open the door for more such cases in professional sports.
Injuries are a common occurrence in professional sports, particularly in the full-contact sport of football. But in many instances, private claims for injuries suffered during a game are generally preempted by the Labor Management Relations Act as arising out of the league's collective bargaining agreement, meaning athletes must file a grievance or follow other CBA provisions to recover any...
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