|Faculty:||Gil Fried, Carla Varriale|
|Production Date:||July 2 2009|
Take me out to the ball game . . . but please bring me back in one piece! Experienced attorneys Gil Fried and Carla Varriale provide a comprehensive run-down on the legal ins and outs of America’s most revered sports, the dangers they pose to those who revere them, and the forms of recourse, or lack thereof, that are available to the injured spectator. Drawing from preexisting case law, real-world examples, and personal experience, Fried and Varriale establish clear delineations between scenarios in which sports facilities or third parties are liable for injuries and scenarios in which the spectators themselves are at fault. They skillfully navigate such slippery slopes as assumption of risk and limited duty rule, and with a spirited note of divergence address the two competing ideologies of ensuring maximum security and acknowledging a fan’s desires to get up close, personal, and all too often at risk. Carla and Gil also address issues of alcohol consumption at sports facilities, and the degree to which facilities can be held accountable.
I. The Law
II. Assumption of Risk
III. Limited Liability Rule
IV: Distraction Theory
V. The Risk of the Unknown
VI. Safety Solutions
James (Berwyn, IL)
Interesting and well-presented.
Howard (Roseland, NJ)
Good program. H.
Emily (New York, NY)
interesting topic for the sports enthusiast
Dominick (Fairfax, VA)
very well done, great ovwerview, yet great depth n analysis
Lindsay (Loveland, CO)
Great Course! Very interesting and great speakers.
Michael (Syosset, NY)
great speakers; relevant, practical and real life examples
W. Rainer (Osprey, FL)
Tom (Spring Hill, FL)
Robert (Chicago, IL)
Liked that the speakers did not always agree with one another.
Fredda (Chicago, IL)
Very interesting, even just from a fan's perspective.
Edie (Cape Coral, FL)
I loved it. It had great speakers and it made the course very interesting. There should be more courses with the interaction between the speakers. It really adds to the course.
Karen (Livermore, CA)
Philip (Leonardtown, MD)
Very interesting. I learned quite a bit.
Shannon (Marietta, GA)
One of the best lawline courses! Love the format!
Richard (Vienna, VA)
Until engaging in this program today, I hadn't thought of team/venue liability for sports spectator injury as a practice specialty. This is a very interesting program.
Gregory (St Petersburg, FL)
Enjoyed the difference in speaker opinions.
Beth (Winter Park, FL)
Very enjoyable. Liked the "panel" format with two lawyers presenting opposing views in many instances.
Janet (Chicago, IL)
Very informative and entertaining.
James (LAKE BLUFF, IL)
Extremely entertaining and informative...great presentation!
Michael (Cicero, NY)
interesting subject matter; great speakers.
Mary (Hinsdale, IL)
Loved it. Very interesting!
Stephen F. (Niles, IL)
Very enjoyable, easy to follow, and certainly an interesting discussion on an intriguing area of the law--for the avid sports fan lawyer or mildly caring fan...and the panel format was robust, friendly, down-to-earth, and genuinely interactive. Lawline would be wise to create a lot more courses with this more informal, relaxful (yet meaningful) dialogue approach! Great work!
Cheryl (Sparks, MD)
Excellent!! Very interesting and thorough presentation.
Lori (Vienna, VA)
Loved the dialogue format.Great session
Marc (Fort Lauderdale, FL)
Interesting and excellent discussion.
Karen (Virginia Beach, VA)
I enjoyed this seminar and liked learning about a topic I knew little about from a legal perspective. The "debate" format between Gil and Carla was entertaining and an effective way to address both the plaintiffs' and defendants' sides of the issues.
dan (Naples, FL)
I've always wondered about this topic, so it was nice to have a presentation on it.
Christopher (Jacksonville Beach, FL)
I really like the format of this seminar, how it was done in an almost talk show format with a couple experts and a moderator. You received differing opinions to shed more light on the issues at hand. I suggest more seminars be produced this way. Far more engaging than the standard lecture format.
Ronald (Montclair-Dumfries, VA)
Michael (Wilton, CT)
Like to hear about other sports, e.g., golf, running;
Daniel (Glenview, IL)
Both were very good and very knowledgeable. Carla had an excellent demeanor for the camera, and is probably very good in court.
Clinton (Chicago, IL)
Annelle (SYRACUSE, NY)
Very interesting and well-presented.
Michael (Alexandria, VA)
Robert (Milford, NH)
Excellent lively interaction between the expert speakers in this "field" of law.
Phillip (Chicago, IL)
Kelly (Chicago, IL)
very interesting topic
James (Chicago, IL)
ROBERT (Phoenix, AZ)
I enjoy the interview format.
Richard (Chicago, IL)
H. Michael (Willowbrook, IL)
christina (long grove, IL)
I found this course extremely interesting - great job!
Darlene (Grayslake, IL)
Anneliese (Springfield, AL)
Lauri (highland park, IL)
Rebecca (Chicago, IL)
Robert (Key West, FL)
The two speakers complemented one another well.Since I'm a sports fan, the subject matter was especially interesting.
Albert (Chicago, IL)
Interesting approach with two speakers who had differing views.
Ronald (Glenview, IL)
Overall, I think you have selected excellent speakers for these presentations.
Christine (Elmhurst, IL)
interesting and unusual topic
Frederick (Rochester, MI)
Kenneth (Hoboken, NJ)
Very good overall.
Andrew (Winter Park, FL)
Harold (East Syracuse, NY)
very thorough analysis
MIchael (Pittsfield, MA)
Excellent presentation. Great to hear from an atty from the defense bar.
Jeffrey (Severn, MD)
Michael (Dunedin, FL)
Christopher (West Roxbury, MA)
I loved the topic and the three person panel is wonderful. I wish they were all this way.
Stephen (Luray, VA)
Susan (Manhasset, NY)
Really enjoyed this one as a sports fan
Christopher (Perry Hall, MD)
Informative presentation by engaging faculty.
Ira L (SPRINGFIELD, VA)
Learned the fundamentals of an entirely new area of law for me.
Kristina (King George, VA)
Interesting, I learned a lot about a subject that although I have never had this type of case, it helped clarify/refresh my knowledge.
Eileen (Larchmont, NY)
Very interesting, an area of law I knew little about, but I'm a big fan!!
Whitney (Houston, TX)
Really enjoyed all of the anecdotes.
Tissiana (Basking Ridge, NJ)
It was surprisingly interesting to me.
bruce (long beach, NY)
Bryon (Webster, NY)
Norajean (Greenlawn, NY)
I liked the interaction and multiple speakers on the topic.
Brian (New York, NY)
Interesting topic - engaging presentation
Bopst (Miami, FL)
I found the subject area very interesting, and thought it was a good thing to have two people with such differing viewpoints.
Amy (Washington, DC)
Having the written materials side by side with the video (as opposed to in a downloadable file) is preferable.
John (Richmond, VA)
Informative in an obscure area.
Janice (Virginia Beach, VA)
The format and the subject matter of the seminar were engaging.
Gammiel (Surry, VA)
It was wonderful to review an area of law that most of us know so little about.
ruth (Richmond, VA)
helpful for my practice (horse law)
Opal (Rochester, NY)
The presenters and the host very personable, the host asked good questions to draw out the presenters, and the presenters imparted information clearly & concisely.
george (New York, NY)
I liked the interaction between the lead presenter and the two other participants. Also liked the narrative written materials.