Lack of Insurance May Sack Football

Lack of Insurance May Sack Football

A recent ESPN “Outside the Lines” investigation revealed an existential threat to football: the disappearing insurance market. From the NFL to Pop Warner, leagues, schools, and teams spend large sums of money on general liability insurance. With greater concern over...
Ohio Supreme Court Ruling Opens the Door for a Lawsuit Blitz

Ohio Supreme Court Ruling Opens the Door for a Lawsuit Blitz

The Ohio Supreme Court became the first state high court to tackle the issue of chronic traumatic encephalopathy (“CTE”) in court, holding that CTE could be treated as a latent condition that develops long after an initial injury.  Steven Schmitz, a former football...
CTE Kneeldown: Family of Junior Seau Settles with NFL

CTE Kneeldown: Family of Junior Seau Settles with NFL

The family of legendary linebacker Junior Seau has settled its wrongful death lawsuit with the NFL for an undisclosed sum of money.  Seau, who was 43 when he committed suicide in 2012, suffered from chronic traumatic encephalophy (CTE), the neurodegenerative disease...