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"From the Gym to the Jury" is a Bi-Monthy On-Line Newsletter designed to protect your sports programs (and yourself) from costly injuries, liability and lawsuits. This newsletter is a nationally acclaimed source for legal trends and risk management strategies for universities and sports programs. 



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Here are just a few of the articles that you are missing in the latest Issue issue of FROM THE GYM TO THE JURY  

> CONCUSSIONS IN YOUTH SPORTS... EXPERT MEDICAL OPINIONS DIFFER ON SAFETY OF CONTACT SPORTS
Dr. Robert Cantu and Dr. Kevin Guskiewicz have done extensive work on the problem and effects of concussions for youth 14-years-of-age and younger. While they agree on many aspects of youth and concussions in sports, they disagree on one critical aspect.

> HOW SAFE ARE PARKING FACILITIES NEAR SPORTING EVENTS?
When someone goes to a stadium or arena, normally the last thing on their mind is whether they will be safe in the parking lot. The Bureau of Justice Statistics has indicated that more than 7% of violent attacks at sporting and other events occur in parking facilities.

> A QUESTION OF IMMUNITY?
Sheldon Mann was a student-athlete at Palmerton Area High School in Palmerton, PA when Christopher Walkowiak was the head football coach. On November 2, 2011, Sheldon was participating in football practice when he sustained a hit after which he ceased practice. The young man suffered a traumatic brain injury including a second impact syndrome.

> RECREATIONAL USE IMMUNITY
On January 25, 2014, 13-year-old John Archer was playing basketball on the outdoor court of the Sunnyside Elementary School playground in Marysville, WA. While young Archer was playing, a pole supporting the backboard and hoop collapsed causing an injury to his face. John Archer, though not a student at the school at the time of the accident, filed a lawsuit against the Marysville School District for his injuries.

> A QUEST FOR INFORMATION
Jillian Grambling was participating in an adult beginner's gymnastics class at Chelsea Piers in New York, NY when she was injured attempting to perform a front handspring. Grambling sued for her injuries alleging that the instructor who was teaching the class failed to properly instruct, supervise and spot for her as she attempted the front handspring.


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