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  • California’s Transgender Rights Law

    As public school students in California return to school from winter break, school administrators must be prepared to allow students to participate in school activities in accordance with their gender identity under California’s new Transgender Rights law, which took effect on January 1, 2014. The new law, AB 1266 or the Success and Opportunity Act, … Continue reading California’s Transgender Rights Law
    January 6, 2014
  • NFL Asks Applicants about Sexual Orientation – Is it Discrimination?

    Reports of potential NFL players being asked such questions as “Do you like girls?” have surfaced and are being criticized as apparent attempts to ascertain the individual player’s sexual orientation.  These reports follow statements made by a few NFL players opining that homosexual teammates would not be welcome in the locker room.  Fans often forget … Continue reading NFL Asks Applicants about Sexual Orientation – Is it Discrimination?
    April 4, 2013
  • NFL Faces Former Players In Lawsuits For Claimed Failure To Disclose Dangers

     A class action has been filed on behalf of reportedly 2,138 former NFL players against the NFL. They claim the NFL failed to disclose known links of head trauma and permanent brain injury. The June 7th class action consolidates 81 lawsuits that were filed through May 25 against the leagu. The total number of plaintiffs … Continue reading NFL Faces Former Players In Lawsuits For Claimed Failure To Disclose Dangers
    June 15, 2012
  • NCAA Hit with Class Action Concussion Lawsuit

    A federal class action lawsuit has been filed in the Northern District of Illinois against the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) and NCAA Football on behalf of current and former NCAA football players who sustained a concussion(s) or suffered concussion-like symptoms while playing football at an NCAA school.  The lawsuit alleges the NCAA has failed … Continue reading NCAA Hit with Class Action Concussion Lawsuit
    September 15, 2011
  • Sports and OSHA Standards,They Go Together, Really

    As sports fans begin their annual football watching, rivalry matches, and tailgating, most forget that sporting teams are often “employers” or associated with an “employer.”  Like other employers, Colleges and Universities, School Districts, and Professional Sports Teams must comply with Occupational Safety and Health Act (“OSHA”) standards. These employer obligations recently were spotlighted in a … Continue reading Sports and OSHA Standards,They Go Together, Really
    September 15, 2011
  • NFL Concussion Lawsuit – Can Plaintiffs’ Negligence Claims Survive California’s Workers’ Compensation Exclusivity Rule May Block Negligence Claims

    Seventy-five former NFL players and some of their spouses have filed a lawsuit in Los Angeles Superior Court against the NFL and a long-time supplier of protective helmets, alleging that the League knew as early as the 1920s of the harmful effects that concussions may have on a player’s brain, but concealed that information from … Continue reading NFL Concussion Lawsuit – Can Plaintiffs’ Negligence Claims Survive California’s Workers’ Compensation Exclusivity Rule May Block Negligence Claims
    August 30, 2011