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LAW AND PHYSICAL EDUCATION Sheryl Caraig


TABLE OF CONTENTS I. INTRODUCTION 1) 2) 3) 4)

REASONS OF H AVING L AW IN S PORTS AND P HYSICAL E DUCATION B ENEFITS OF H AVING L AW IN S PORTS AND P HYSICAL E DUCATION T HE P EOPLE I N- C HARGE OF S PORTS AND P HYSICAL E DUCATION L EGAL R EQUIREMENTS TO P ROPERLY E DUCATE

II. DEFINITION OF TERMS 1) 2) 3) 4) 5) 6)

L AW P LAINTIFF C OMPLAINT & L ITIGATION D EFENDANT A NSW ER E XAMPLE O F A C OMPLAINT

III. NATURE OF A LAWSUIT 1) 2) 3) 4)

W HO C AN S UE ? W HO C AN B E SUED ? W HEN T O C ONSULT L EGAL H ELP ? H OW A RE L AW SUITS I NITIATED ?

IV. CONCEPT OF FAULT 1) L IABILITY • Vicarious Liability 2) D AMAGES a) Actual Damages b) Speculative Damages c) Punitive Damages 3) I NTENTIONAL A ND U NINTENTIONAL F AULT

V. CONCEPT OF TORTS 1) D EFINITION O F T ORT 2) U NINTENTIONAL T ORT i) Proving Negligence ii) Elements of Negligence a) Duty b) Breach of Duty, Injury & Proximate Cause iii) Gross Negligence iv) Countering Negligence a) Contributory Negligence b) Comparative Negligence v) Other Defenses a) Assumption of Risks, Spectator Injuries & Participation Agreement


b) Act of God c) Releases/W aiver d) Immunity 3) I NTENTIONAL T ORT i) Elements of Intent ii) Battery a) Civil Battery b) Criminal Battery iii) Defamation a) Libel b) Slander iv) False imprisonment  Shopkeeper’s Privilege

VI. GENDER ISSUES IN SPORTS 1) G ENDER E QUITY 2) S EXUAL H ARASSMENT

VII. OTHER ISSUES IN SPORTS 1) 2) 3) 4)

P LAYER V ERSUS P LAYER L AW SUIT M ATCH A ND M ISMATCH D RUG T ESTING C ROW D C ONTROL


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