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The Redefinition of Fairness in Sports Since the Arrival of Comparative Fault Tort Reform

The Redefinition of Fairness in Sports Since the Arrival of Comparative Fault Tort Reform
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Author(s): Rodney J. Blackman (United States Sports Academy, USA)
Copyright: 2019
Pages: 22
Source title: Law, Ethics, and Integrity in the Sports Industry
Source Author(s)/Editor(s): Konstantinos Margaritis (University of Crete, Greece)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-5225-5387-8.ch001

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Abstract

Tort reform advocates take varying dispositions regarding whether or not comparative fault tort reform has sufficiently compromised the ethical practices of sports industry practitioners. It follows that two of the best place to look for evidence supporting or refuting such claims is in the laws that govern sports and the sports cases that have been brought before the courts regarding the rights of individuals within the communities in which those individuals exist. Consequently, the aim of this chapter is to provide an overview of the role of comparative fault tort reform in sports cases. Examination appears regarding how that role has factored into meeting societal demand calling for a re-definition of fairness, as well as changes in the ethical codes of sports practitioner acumen.

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