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About this Program

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. 


Agenda:
I. The Law
II. Assumption of Risk
III. Limited Liability Rule
IV: Distraction Theory
V. The Risk of the Unknown
VI. Safety Solutions 

Reviews

george
New York, NY

I liked the interaction between the lead presenter and the two other participants. Also liked the narrative written materials.

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.

ruth
Beaverdam Va,

helpful for my practice (horse law)

Gammiel
Surry, VA

It was wonderful to review an area of law that most of us know so little about.

Janice
Virginia Beach, VA

The format and the subject matter of the seminar were engaging.

John
Richmond, VA

Informative in an obscure area.

Amy
Washington, DC

Having the written materials side by side with the video (as opposed to in a downloadable file) is preferable.

Bryon
Webster, NY

Good team.

bruce
Long Beach, NY

fun, interesting

Tissiana
Basking Ridge, NJ

It was surprisingly interesting to me.

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.

Norajean
Greenlawn, NY

I liked the interaction and multiple speakers on the topic.

Whitney
Houston, TX

Really enjoyed all of the anecdotes.

Eileen
Larchmont, NY

Very interesting, an area of law I knew little about, but I'm a big fan!!

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.

Ira L
Springfield, VA

Learned the fundamentals of an entirely new area of law for me.

Kenneth
Hoboken, NJ

Very good overall.

Christopher
Perry Hall, MD

Informative presentation by engaging faculty.

Susan
Manhasset, NY

Really enjoyed this one as a sports fan

Andrew
Winter Park, FL

good course

Stephen
Luray, VA

Great job!

MIchael
Pittsfield, MA

Excellent presentation. Great to hear from an atty from the defense bar.

Robert
Key West, FL

The two speakers complemented one another well.Since I'm a sports fan, the subject matter was especially interesting.

James
Berwyn, IL

Interesting and well-presented.

Christopher
West Roxbury, MA

I loved the topic and the three person panel is wonderful. I wish they were all this way.

Michael
Dunedin, FL

excellent

Jeffrey
Severn, MD

Good stuff!

Harold
East Syracuse, NY

very thorough analysis

Frederick
Rochester, MI

good program

Ronald
Glenview, IL

Overall, I think you have selected excellent speakers for these presentations.

Albert
Ada, MI

Interesting approach with two speakers who had differing views.

Phillip
Chicago, IL

Interesting topic

Christine
Elmhurst, IL

interesting and unusual topic

Kelly
Chicago, IL

very interesting topic

Lauri
Highland Park, IL

Super interesting!

Rebecca
Chicago, IL

good discussion.

Anneliese
Springfield, IL

fun course

Robert
Milford, NH

Excellent lively interaction between the expert speakers in this "field" of law.

Richard
Chicago, IL

Good program

Fredda
Chicago, IL

Very interesting, even just from a fan's perspective.

christina
Long Grove, IL

I found this course extremely interesting - great job!

James
Chicago, IL

excellent

ROBERT
Phoenix, AZ

I enjoy the interview format.

H. Michael
Willowbrook, IL

good presentation

Darlene
Grayslake, IL

Great presentation

Michael
Alexandria, VA

Excellent!

Annelle
Syracuse, NY

Very interesting and well-presented.

Clinton
Chicago, IL

Interesting topic

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.

Dan
Naples, FL

I've always wondered about this topic, so it was nice to have a presentation on it.

Ronald
Montclair-dumfries, VA

Entertaining.

Christopher
Neptune 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.

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.

Lori
Vienna, VA

Loved the dialogue format.Great session

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.

Marc
Fort Lauderdale, FL

Interesting and excellent discussion.

Cheryl
Sparks, MD

Excellent!! Very interesting and thorough presentation.

Beth
Winter Park, FL

Very enjoyable. Liked the "panel" format with two lawyers presenting opposing views in many instances.

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!

Mary
Hinsdale, IL

Loved it. Very interesting!

Michael
Cicero, NY

interesting subject matter; great speakers.

James
Lake Bluff, IL

Extremely entertaining and informative...great presentation!

Janet
Chicago, IL

Very informative and entertaining.

Lindsay
Loveland, CO

Great Course! Very interesting and great speakers.

Gregory
St Petersburg, FL

Enjoyed the difference in speaker opinions.

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.

Shannon
Marietta, GA

One of the best lawline courses! Love the format!

Philip
Leonardtown, MD

Very interesting. I learned quite a bit.

Karen
Livermore, CA

Fun topic.

LYNNETTE
Palm Coast,

I was very surprised at the overall quality of this program. This is definitely one of the best CLE programs. The presenters' breadth of knowledge was exceptional. Certainly worth the time and cost! As a GP who has expanded into PI this will favorably enhance the direction of my practice.

Robert
Chicago, IL

Liked that the speakers did not always agree with one another.

Bernard

Materials/notes/outlines are really very good! thank you.

Tom
Spring Hill, FL

Carla rocked

W. Rainer
Osprey, FL

well done

Michael
Syosset, NY

great speakers; relevant, practical and real life examples

Dominick
Fairfax, VA

very well done, great ovwerview, yet great depth n analysis

Emily
New York, NY

interesting topic for the sports enthusiast

Howard
Roseland, NJ

Good program. H.

David
Baton Rouge, LA

specific but very useful

Nicolle
Helper,

Though differing on many opinions, both speakers were excellent, worked well together and presented a balanced view of the current legal landscape, interjecting interesting case and study experience when appropriate.

Henry
Los Angeles, CA

Interesting presentation

Rating

Production Date

July 2, 2009

Credits

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