CT Sports Law’s Top 10 Story Lines of 2011 – Part I

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With 2011 coming to a close, I have compiled a list of the top story lines and accompanying blog posts from the past year.  Part I will list story lines 6 through 10; Part II will be posted tomorrow and will include 2 through 5; and the top story line will be posted on Tuesday, […]

All Gyms Should Have Defibrillators and Trained Staff

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Kara Kennedy, the daughter of former U.S. Senator Ted Kennedy, passed away on Saturday at a gym in Washington, D.C.  Although there has been no information released as to the availability of a defibrillator in this case, Deborah Kotz of the Boston Globe writes that Kennedy’s death highlights the need for such equipment. In fact, Kotz […]

Connecticut Case Shows that Health Clubs Need Defibrillators

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A recent Connecticut Superior Court decision may contain an important lesson for health clubs on the importance of maintaining a defibrillator.  The matter of Aquila v. Ultimate Fitness, 2011 WL 2611820 (Conn. Super. June 15, 2011) arose from tragic circumstances – the death of a  member who suffered a heart attack while in the club’s locker room. […]