By Jack Bradley, Staff Writer Photo courtesy of pexels.com Assumption of risk is a common law doctrine referring to a plaintiff’s inability “to recover for the tortious actions of a negligent party in scenarios where the plaintiff voluntarily accepted the risks of those actions.” This doctrine has long been a […]
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By Joseph Murphy (L’98), Senior Attorney We have all heard the tragedy of the young star athlete who dies on the field from an unknown or undiagnosed heart condition. In many cases, this reflects a lack of understanding, or reluctance to admit, that many of these deaths are the product […]
By George Pappas, Staff Writer The craze of March Madness has come to an end. Brackets have been busted. (Mine included; thanks, Duke.) There have been excitement galore. From one of the biggest upsets in the history of women’s sports, Mississippi State ended UConn’s 111-game win streak, and North […]
By George Pappas, Staff Writer The Illinois State Senate has proposed a bill that would end disability benefits for professional athletes at age 35. S.B. 12 would add a provision to the Workers Compensation Act that specifically singles out professional athletes who would otherwise receive permanent partial disability benefits until […]