Ninth Circuit Hands Victory to Defendant in Concussion Case

By Anthony B. Corleto and Philip Robert Brinson, of Gordon & Rees By unanimous opinion, a Ninth Circuit panel affirmed summary judgment against chronic traumatic encephalopathy (“CTE”) wrongful death claims brought by the estates of two young men....

Attorney Analyzes Pennsylvania Supreme Court’s Ruling in Onyshko

The NCAA may be losing court cases on multiple fronts, but when it comes to concussion litigation, the association appears to be holding its own. Most recently, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court refused to reconsider a lawsuit brought by a former college football player,...

Deceased Player’s Estate Files Multiple Concussion Cases

By: Jeff Birren, Senior Writer Donnell Baker was briefly in the NFL in 1996 and 1997.  He signed with three different teams but never played in a regular-season game.  He passed away in February 2020.  Since that time, his widow has filed not one, or...

All Pain, No Gain? Pryce v. Town Sports Int’l, LLC

By Jacqueline Borrelli, Kacie Kergides, and Dylan Henry, of Montgomery McCracken (The following appeared in Sports Medicine and the Law, a publication that is available on a complimentary bases at the site.) On June 28, 2018, Simone Pryce and her husband sued New York...

Where We Stand – or Sit – on Foul Ball Liability

By Gil Fried, Esq., of University of West Florida The parents of a toddler who was hit by a foul ball during a May 29, 2019 Houston Astros game, fracturing her skull, have recently reached a settlement with the team.  The child, who was two years-old at the time,...