Monthly Archives: September 2013

Does One Assume The Risks Associated With A Relay Race?

A high school student sued her School District for personal injuries after she was injured in a “human railroad” relay race at her school gym in Suffolk County, New York.  The School District brought a motion to dismiss her complaint.  … Continue reading

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Being A Judge Is No Laughing Matter

In 1996 Vince Sicari began practicing law in New Jersey and in 2008 he became a municipal court judge.  Simultaneously he’s pursued a career in entertainment.  As an entertainer he goes by the name of Vince August.  He says that … Continue reading

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Do Coaches Have A Duty To Supervise Players After Practice?

Two football players got into an altercation during practice at their Mississippi high school. Coaches intervened but were unable to elicit the reason for the spat. A day later the same two students had another skirmish after practice when they … Continue reading

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When Is Constitution Day?

Today is Constitution Day.  On February 29, 1952, Congress designated September 17 as “Constitution Day and Citizenship Day” and requested the President to proclaim the week beginning on the 17th as “Constitution Week.”  See http://www.gpo.gov/.  This day is meant to … Continue reading

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Does An Employee’s Head Scarf Detract From The Hollister In-Store Experience?

Hani Khan worked at a Hollister clothing store in Northern California which is operated by Abercrombie & Fitch (“A&F”).  When Khan was hired she wore a hijab (a head scarf).  She’s Muslim and believes her religion dictates that she dress … Continue reading

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Is Ranking A Hotel “The Dirtiest” A Fact Or An Opinion?

The owner of the Grand Resort Hotel and Convention Center in Tennessee sued TripAdvisor for ranking his hotel #1 on its “2011 Dirtiest Hotels” list.  He alleged several causes of action including defamation and false light under Tennessee Law.  TripAdvisor … Continue reading

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Do Celebrities Have A Higher Burden To Prove Defamation?

Scottie Pippen, who was named by the NBA as one of its 50 greatest basketball players, has received bad investment advice over the years, and has consequently lost a great deal of money.  He’s in the midst of suing those … Continue reading

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