Friday, March 11, 2011
Violence in professional ice hockey
By now you have probably heard the news (also here) that authorities are considering bringing criminal charges against a professional hockey player for a hit on an opposing player. Although, not a torts issue (yet!), the event reminds me of Hackbart v. The Cincinnati Bengals, which we discuss in class to cover the issue of consent to intentional conduct. In that case, a football player sued an opponent who hit him after the play was over. Here is more on the torts angle to the story.