SYMPOSIA PAPER Published: 01 January 1997

American Football in the Courtroom—Legal Liability Associated with the Game


This paper reviews the development of the game of football, and its accompanying risk of injury and the various rule changes over time brought about to reduce injuries. The development of litigation related to football injuries is detailed including the potential liability of all associated with the game.

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Davis, PM
Davis and White, Boston, MA
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Developed by Committee: F08
Pages: 176–183
DOI: 10.1520/STP11786S
ISBN-EB: 978-0-8031-5363-9
ISBN-13: 978-0-8031-2400-4