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Duty To Instruct How To Properly Eat An ...

I am not a huge fan of artichokes.  Eating them takes too much effort, and I am not very impressed by their taste.  However, I do know how to eat one, and I would expect that if someone asked me to serve him an artichoke, he would also know how to eat one properly, or at least ask for help if he had any questions. Everyone is a potential litigant.  That is why there are warning labels on just about everything.  Sometimes we laugh at those labels and late night hosts often crack jokes about them, but they often are effective in preventing litigation or at least serve as...
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Strong Wind Gusts Leads To Notre Dame St...

Last Wednesday, junior Declan Sullivan was recording Notre Dame football’s practice from the top of a hydraulic lift before he fell to his death.  He was doing his job, videotaping practice from an aerial view so that the football players would later be able to see what they needed to correct before game day.  Then a strong wind blew and knocked the lift over.  The rest is history. At this point, it is unclear who authorized Sullivan to go on the lift in lieu of the fact that there was turbulent weather.  Any person of authority who permitted Sullivan to tape...
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$52,703 Awarded To A Pitcher For Failure...

Whenever you participate in a sport, you assume quite a bit of risk regarding injury.  There is no way to ensure that every tackle in football, hit-by-the-pitch in baseball, or foul in basketball will result in minor pain.  At the same time, not all injuries are covered by the assumption of risk doctrine.  The Baseball Players Association knows that all too well. In May if 2010, it did not take jurors more than an hour to award plaintiff baseball player $52,703.  The Baseball Players Association had to pay that amount to the plaintiff because of the plaintiff’s...