Friday Night Rights: High School Sprinter Settles with School for $325,000

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In June, I published an article entitled “Connecticut Court Finds Waiver Unenforceable in Negligence Claim Against High School Arising from Track Practice Injury” in Legal Issues in High School Athletics.  The article was based upon the Connecticut Superior Court case of Furlani v. Town of East Lyme, which involved a high school sprinter, Nicholas Furlani, who had […]

Is Connecticut’s Public Policy of Voiding Liability Waivers Misplaced?

Legal Issues in High School Athletics recently featured my article concerning Furlani v. Town of East Lyme, a lawsuit arising from the injury of an East Lyme (Conn.) high school track athlete.  In that case, a Connecticut Superior Court found a waiver, signed by the plaintiff’s parent, invalid with respect to the student athlete’s personal injury […]

Friday Night Rights: School Waivers May Not Be Enforceable

Legal Issues in High School Athletics has featured my recent article concerning a lawsuit arising from the injury of an East Lyme (Conn.) high school track athlete in its May-June 2010 issue.  The article fits in nicely with my blog series “Friday Night Rights”, which covers the legal and business issues that arise in high school sports.  […]

Kentucky High School Football Coach Found Not Guilty in Death of Player

CNN reports that Kentucky High School Football Coach Jason Stinson was found not guilty by a jury on charges arising from the death of one of his players, Max Gilpin. More analysis to follow. For more on this case, see the following Connecticut Sports Law posts: Friday Night Rights: Trial of Coach in Player’s Death […]

Friday Night Rights: Title IX Applies to High School Athletics

Although most commonly associated with collegiate athletics, such as the recent lawsuit against Quinnipiac, Title IX also applies to high school athletics, not to mention activities beyond athletics.  Title IX of the Educational Amendments Act of 1972 states as follows: no person in the United States shall on the basis of sex be excluded from […]

Legal Issues in High School Athletics Publication Launched

Hackney Publications, publisher of Sports Litigation Alert and Legal Issues in Collegiate Athletics, has launched a new publication entitled “Legal Issues in High School Athletics“. I am pleased to report that I will be joining Holt Hackney and Robert Romano as a contributing editor of this publication.  Click here to view the first issue of […]

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