SPORTS FACILITIES
AND THE LAW

News and Analysis about How the Law Impacts the Sports Facilities Industry

Latest Issue

March – April 2021

Dismissal of Negligence Action Brought by Seasoned Softball Player and Coach, Is Affirmed by New York’s Appellate Division, Second Department, Relying on Doctrine of Primary Assumption of Risk

By Carla Varriale-Barker, Segal McCambridge Singer & Mahoney, Ltd. New York’s Appellate Division, Second Department has affirmed summary judgment on behalf of the Town of Smithtown, with costs, in a[…]

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Appeals Court Affirms Ruling Against School District in Case Involving Errant Shot Put

Dr. Robin Ammon, Chair of Division of Kinesiology and Sport Management, University of South Dakota Kenji Spearman was a 12-year-old 6th grader attending Geeter Middle School in Memphis Tennessee. On[…]

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Elvis Presley Enterprises, Inc. Request that the Tennessee Supreme Court

‘Treat Me Nice’ on the Concept of Res Judicata is Granted in Arena Case By Robert J. Romano, JD LLM, Assistant Professor of Sport Management, St. John’s University Things got[…]

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I like the publication because it gives me a wide view of legal issues
facing sports facilities. They touch on venue security, liability issues,
security, and I think it’s a valuable tool for anyone in the industry.
Hearing from experts helps inform my choices and gives me knowledge I would
not have had.

Carla Varriale

Havkins Rosenfeld Ritzert & Varriale

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This is a timely and in my opinion a much needed piece of information for
facility managers and operators. If you believe in the statement ‘ignore
history and you are bound to repeat it’ then visibility to these issues can
go a long way to informing and preparing your facility and organization.

Russ Simons

Venue Solutions Group

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Sports Facilities and the Law has been an important resource. The legal information, studies and articles help provide important insight into timely
and relevant topics. Staying informed and getting ahead of these legal matters is beneficial to our venue and the industry in the long run.

Sam Dores

Taco Bell Arena,
Boise State University

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