Friday Sports Briefs

Red Sox Fan Attacked by Yankees Fan Wins $4.3 million Verdict Monty Freire, a Boston Red Sox fan who was stabbed by a New York Yankees fan at a restaurant, the U.S.S. Chowder Pot III in Branford, Connecticut, was awarded a $4.3 million dollar verdict by a jury in New Haven Superior Court.  Freire was represented […]

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.  […]

Part I: Bankruptcy Court Yet to Rule on Phoenix Coyotes Case

By Dan Canavan We have been closely monitoring the hearing taking place this afternoon in the Phoenix Coyotes bankruptcy proceedings.  As set forth in this post, the purpose of the hearing is to determine if the team is portable.  This issue will ultimately determine the value of the franchise and the fate of the Coyotes […]