CT Sports Law’s Top Story Lines of 2010 - Part II

Here are Connecticut Sports Law’s top story lines of 2010, from 2 through 5.  Click here to see 6 through 10. 2.  Marist University’s lawsuit against James Madison University provides another chapter in the story of virtual free agency in college coaching. A Beacon in Poughkeepsie: Marist Claims Victory Over James Madison in Coaching Contract Suit More on Marist […]

Friday Night Rights: Middletown Football Coaches Cleared of Charges

The athletic facility at Middletown High School will be the premier site for the state soccer championship games.(Catherine Avalone/Middletown Press)

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The Middletown High School football coaches charged with reckless endangerment after a student-athlete collapsed during a workout on a particularly hot and humid day have been cleared of all charges.  Paul Doyle of the Hartford Courant has the story: School assistant football coaches were dismissed Tuesday after defense attorneys proved water was provided for a […]

Friday Night Rights: Kentucky v. Stinson to Trigger Changes in High School Athletics

A number of commentators have noted that the case of Commonwealth of Kentucky v. Jason David Stinson could have profound effects on high school athletics.  After all, this was the first criminal prosecution of a coach involving an on-field death.  Now that Stinson has been acquitted on all charges related to the death of Max Gilpin, […]

CTSportsLaw Readers on Stinson Case, Coaches Liability

Coaches’ liability is a hot topic in sports law, from Little League to high school football.  Connecticut Sports Law received two interesting comments on the case of Commonwealth of Kentucky v. Stinson and coaching liability, which are worth sharing: Commonwealth of Kentucky v. Stinson I’ve followed this case from the beginning on my blog, Your Kid’s Not […]