While you're deciding whether to attend our Higher Education Forum on Friday, October 25 (PRE-REGISTER), make sure your lawyers and athletic departments know about this week's Pennsylvania Supreme Court decision in Feleccia v. Lackawanna College.
It's a football injury case, in which the Court held:
- That Lackawanna had a duty to provide duly licensed athletic trainers for its student athletes participating in athletic events.
- That Lackawanna's very broad waiver-of-liability form, signed by the student athletes, would not bar recovery for claims based on the school's gross negligence or recklessness.
There's a lot more in this 30 page opinion, plus concurrence and dissent, but this is the nutshell. Please be careful.
We'll be publishing a more extensive analysis in the Fall edition of the Montgomery McCracken-sponsored, Sports Medicine and the Law.
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