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Proposed Class Action Lawsuit Against MLB

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Just one day prior to baseball’s July 14 All-Star Game, a proposed class-action lawsuit was filed against Major League Baseball (MLB).  The suit claims MLB does not do enough to protect its fans from foul balls and splintered bats.  Specifically, the suit says people sitting along the third- and first-base lines should be shielded from

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Bicycle Wheel Malfunction

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We recently read an article published on the American Association for Justice website about an interesting case in the state of Washington. The details are as follows:  A man purchased a fully assembled bike at a store.  A few weeks later he took his first ride.  As he was pedaling downhill, the bike stopped suddenly

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Wrestlers File Concussion Lawsuit

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Last month two former World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) wrestlers filed suit against WWE claiming the organization subjected them to serious brain injury by forcing them to continue to wrestle despite the players suffering repeated concussions in the ring.  Furthermore, they claim the WWE knew or should have known that the brutality of the sport would

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Foul ball, Loose puck, Flying bat — Who is to Blame?

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Here is an interesting hypothetical case which, unfortunately, sometimes really happens:  You are watching a sporting event when something comes flying into the stands.   It could be a puck at an ice arena, a foul ball at a baseball stadium, or even a flying bat (baseball bat, that is!).  Whatever the object, let us

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Take Me Out at the Ball Game ?!!?

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Does a spectator sitting in the grandstand hit by a ball at a baseball game stand a chance at a lawsuit? In the summer of 2010, a trip to the ball park for a Georgia man and his 6-year -old daughter turned disastrous.  According to an article in the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, a “line drive sliced

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Assumption of risk does not apply where softball coach hits team member in face with bat while demonstrating batting technique.

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Assumption of the Risk is a defense that can often lead to the dismissal (or Summary Judgment) of a plaintiff’s otherwise serious baseball head or facial injury case. Assumption of the Risk, according to the Athletes Lawyer Doug Landau of Herndon, Virginia, is “the voluntary undertaking of a known and understood danger that results in

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