Torts and Sports: Legal Liability in Professional and Amateur Athletics

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Assault, 3; apprehension of battery, 47; distinguished from battery, 3; privileges as a defense to, 3, 4
Assumption of risk: common knowledge rule, 32, 34-36; as a defense to negligence, 4; knowledge of risk, 10; nature of risks assumed, 22, 27, 34-35, 68; as spectators, 32- 37; in auto racing, 40-41; in baseball, 37-39; in golf, 41-42; in horse racing, 41; in ice hockey, 39-40; strict tort liability, 81-82
Battery, 3; distinguished from assault, 3; offensive, 47; privileges as a defense to, 3, 4
Breach of Warranty, 66; disclaimers, 75; express, 74; implied, 74; privity of contract, 83
Comparative negligence, 4
Consent, as a privilege, 4
Contributory negligence: and comparative negligence, 4; as a defense to negligence, 4
Defamation: common law of, 87-90, 98-99; constitutional law, 91-99: actual malice, 91, 103-104; constitutional privilege, 91-92; private plaintiffs, 96; public figures, 92-93, 96-97, 101-103; public officials, 91; public person distinguished from private person, 96-97, 113; libel distinguished from slander, 88-89; per se distinguished from per quod, 88-89; privilege as a defense of, 89- 90; special damages, 88; truth as defense of, 89
Defense: of others, 4; of property, 4
Employees and employers. See Vicarious liability
Independent contractors. See Vicarious liability
Intentional interference with contractual relations, 43-144, 151-152; intent, 151; loss of employees services, 26, 144; negative injunctions, 144; clean hands, 153-155; uniqueness, 152-153; tampering, 155-156
Intentional interference with prospective economic advantage, 57
Intentional or reckless infliction of severe emotional distress, 47; defenses, 47-48

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