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Sports Law News Roundtable - rugby concussion litigation -E2

Sports Law News Roundtable - rugby concussion litigation -E2

 

For this second LawInSport Sports Law News Roundtable our guests discuss the legal implications of the reported potential litigation from retired rugby players against the governing bodies in England & Wales; and, compare the similarities and differences between this situation and the NFL case and the potential legal issues the case presents.

Our guests are:

  1. Jack Anderson, Professor and Director of Sports Law Studies at the University of Melbourne @sportslawMELB

  2. Mark James, Professor of Sports Law at Manchester Metropolitan University  @prof_mark_james

  3. Tim O'Connor, Barrister at the Irish Bar @timoconnorbl

  4. Host Sean Cottrell, CEO of LawInSport @spcott

1:41 - How does a reported rugby case differ from the NFL and NCAA American football cases?

12:48 - What are the potential legal arguments that could be brought by the players; who will be bringing the case and who will be brought against?

17:45 - Is there a distinction between the regulation of injuries in competitive matches and training?

19:30 - How the scientific research may be interpreted and used in litigation?

27:00 - How does the culture of a sport play a part in historical cases?

33:19 - What impact could a successful litigation have on sport worldwide?

38:42 - What are the possible outcomes for the rugby governing bodies and player unions - Is it likely that the money set aside by unions for player development will grow and will former and current players get the right medical cover?

47:20 - What could this case mean for other sports?

We thoroughly enjoyed the interview and took a lot away from it. We hope you do the same. 

The host is Sean Cottrell (@spcott), founder and CEO of LawInSport.

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