Sports Injuries

In Kats-Kagan v City of New York, the Appellate Division, Second Department held (in a May 7, 2014 decision) that an ice skater’s personal injury suit should not have been dismissed as against the City of New York. The facts: The plaintiff, an experienced ice skater, allegedly was injured while ice skating at a rink owned…

Read More Ice Skater Did Not Consent to Increased Risk by “Zigzagging” Employee; Case Against City Continues
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In honor of Super Bowl Sunday, here’s a case involving a football-related injury. In Bocelli v. County of Nassau, plaintiff sued after he sustained injuries while playing flag football in Stillwell Woods Park.  He claimed that “as he was running, he slipped and fell upon an exposed sprinkler head and sustained injuries to his left knee and…

Read More Court Permits Football-Related Injury Claims to Continue
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The Appellate Division, First Department this week held, in Tadmor v. New York Jiu Jitsu, that the defendant should have been granted summary judgment on plaintiff’s claim arising from an injury to his left knee while sparring with another student in a mixed martial arts class. The court held that plaintiff, who served in the…

Read More Israeli Army-Trained Martial Artist Assumed the Risk of Injury
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In Woo v. United Nations Intl. School, 2013 NY Slip Op 51167(U) (N.Y. Sup. Ct. July 11, 2013), the court dismissed a personal injury action brought by a high school baseball player. Plaintiff Woo was injured when, as he was preparing to catch a ball thrown by plaintiff’s teammate DeRosa, the ball “glanced off the outer portion…

Read More High School Baseball Player Assumed Risk of Injury; Complaint Dismissed
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