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Sports Litigation Alert Reports on Michigan Athlete’s Claim that He Was Denied Constitutional ...
A Student athlete’s case was dismissed after he alleged that his Fourteenth Amendment right to due process was violated in October 2007 when he was informed he was no longer eligible to play football at Saginaw Valley State University.
The court found that plaintiff Anthony J. Awrey “did not identify any legal authority from any jurisdiction supporting the proposition that a student athlete's interest in participating in collegiate athletics is a constitutionally protected property interest.”
The most recent issue of Sports Litigation Alert also includes the following summaries;
• A federal judge from the Eastern District Washington has granted summary judgment to a motocross enthusiast, who was sued after his bike struck and killed a 12-year-old boy on a motocross track.
• A parent volunteering at softball practice hit a line drive that struck 10-year-old pitcher Emily French in the mouth, knocking out at least four teeth. Her parents filed a lawsuit for medical expenses estimated at $25,000.
• A New York state trial court has granted a pair of summary judgment motions, brought by two school districts, which were sued by an official, who slipped and fell during a basketball game.
• A federal judge from the Eastern District of Michigan has granted Central Michigan University’s motion for judgment on the pleadings in a case in which two student athletes sued the school for violation of Title VI of the 1964 Civil Rights Act, Title IV of the Educational Amendments Act of 1972, and the Equal Protection Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment.
• Title IX: A Bump on the road to Pay-for-Play
• NFL fan code of conduct enforceability center of current court case
• Online sports gambling – Overview of the indictments
• Bryan Cave stakes a position in the Sports Law Industry
• Title IX Gender quota is at center of court case
Coming out 24 times a year, the Alert features a searchable archive of more than 1000 case summaries and articles pertinent to the sports law field.
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