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Sports-Related Injury Litigation Becoming More of a Jump Ball in New York


Attorney Jonathan E. Hansen was recently published in Sports Injury Litigation newsletter, Volume 10, Issue 8. His article, “Sports-Related Injury Litigation Becoming More of a Jump Ball in New York” analyzes decisions from New York courts from 2011 to 2013 which demonstrate that the term ‘commonly appreciated risks’ is being defined more narrowly than ever before.  These decisions are a signal to business owners, schools and municipalities that the assumption of risk doctrine may no longer be a reliable shield to protect them from liability for sports-related injuries.

Jonathan E. Hansen is an associate attorney at Carter Conboy in Albany. He practices civil litigation, concentrating on professional liability, premises liability, personal injury, and environmental law.  Mr. Hansen has been involved in numerous complex litigation cases and is experienced at both the trial and appellate levels of state and federal courts of New York. 

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