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1 Dec

Self-defence prevails in recreational hockey league stick-swinging incident

Wednesday, December 1, 2021Stephen A. ThieleLitigationHockey, Sports Law, Assault with a weapon, Self-defence

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Hockey is one of Canada’s most popular sports. From a young age, many children are taught how to skate and are either registered in organized ice hockey leagues or...

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13 Sep

Sports law and the Competition Act

Monday, September 13, 2021Stephen A. ThieleLitigationSports Law, Competition Act, Professional Sports

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Sports law is not just about representing athletes in their contract negotiations with teams, providing advice and legal services on marketing agreements for...

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26 Jul

Facility operator dodges damages award because patron waived liability

Monday, July 26, 2021Stephen A. ThieleLitigationContract Law, Sports Law, Waiver of Liability

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Participating in sports is an activity that is encouraged by many. For example, parents enrol their children in a variety of winter and summer sports so that the children can meet and interact... 

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22 Jul

Plaintiff Suffers Blow: Punch to Face in Amateur Ice Hockey Game Found to be Not Reasonably Foreseeable

Thursday, July 22, 2021Stephen A. Thiele, James R.G. CookLitigationHockey, Torts, Sports Law

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Ice hockey is governed by rules which penalize certain physical infractions, including cross-checking, fighting, hitting from behind, and...

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29 Jun

Student-Athletes Prevail in Antitrust Action Against the National Collegiate Athletic Association to Secure Education-Related Benefits

Tuesday, June 29, 2021Stephen A. ThieleLitigationSports Law, College, University, Student Athletes

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Last week, in the case of National Collegiate Athletic Association v. Alston et al. 594 U.S., the Supreme Court of the United States unanimously held that the rules of the National Collegiate... 

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9 Jun

Litigant Misses the Cut in Lawsuit After Being Hit in the Head by a Golf Ball

Wednesday, June 9, 2021Stephen A. ThieleLitigationSports, Torts, Negligence, Golf, Sports Law

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Spectating a live sporting event is typically an enjoyable experience. Whether in the arena watching a hockey game or on the course taking in a round of golf, there is a general entertainment value that comes with... 

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