Category: ‘Action sports’

NASCAR Crash, Injured Fans, and Assumption of Risk
February 26th, 2013 at 12:04 PM
In a scary moment during Saturday's Nationwide Series race at Daytona International Speedway, 28 spectators were injured by debris from a violent and disfiguring crash involving driver Kyle Larson's racecar. Two spectators in particular were hospitalized when they were hit with a tire that flew into the stands; they are...

Oscar Pistorius’ Lawyer Pokes Holes in Prosecution’s Case at Bail Hearing
February 20th, 2013 at 12:43 PM
While it is too early to know what happened the night Oscar Pistorius shot and killed his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp, it has been shown definitively that Pistorius is being well represented. Defense attorney Barry Roux, in his cross-examination of the prosecution's most important witness, investigating officer Hilton Botha, managed to elicit...

Federal Judge Declines to Rule on Lance Armstrong Lawsuit Against USADA
August 13th, 2012 at 11:48 AM
In a hearing Friday morning, Judge Sam Sparks (United States District Court for the Western District of Texas) declined to decide Defendant Travis Tygart's (USADA CEO) Motion to Dismiss Lance Armstrong's case for lack of jurisdiction and instead asked the parties for additional briefing due in seven days.  ***PHOTO1*** Among other things,...

Sports Media 101 and FanDuel Kick Off New Partnership with Series of Free Fantasy Contests
March 23rd, 2012 at 3:59 PM
Sports Media 101 and FanDuel have been a duo for months, bringing sports fans everywhere the chance to play one day fantasy contests and win amazing prizes, just by throwing together a roster. After all the success, we have now officially teamed up with FanDuel to create an entirely new...

Interview with a Sports Lawyer: Becky Mendoza of Action Sports Law Group
February 7th, 2012 at 8:14 AM
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