Professor Alberto Bernabe -
The John Marshall Law School
Tuesday, September 14, 2010
Football is not an "obviously dangerous activity" ..?
Playing tackle football without equipment is not an obviously dangerous activity, a federal appeals court has ruled in a decision that upholds the dismissal of a claim brought by a Pittsburgh teenager who was rendered quadriplegic while playing football at a state juvenile detention facility. The court held among other things that there was insufficient evidence of a "substantial risk of serious harm." Go here for the full story.