CH 5 Legal Principles Notes

CH 5 Legal Principles Notes - Legal Principals Applied to...

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Legal Principals Applied to Sport Management Chapter 5 Introduction Sport Law Application of existing laws to the sport setting A few laws specific to sport industry (regulation of boxing and sport agent  industries, Title IX, etc.) Disputes over interpretation of rule or regulation Involvement of sport lawyers… Needed to interpret laws and rules and regulation History Many of the earliest U.S. lawsuits in the sport industry involve baseball. Players challenged owners on reserve system that prevented players from  free agency.  Owners challenged each other on business of sport.  First sport law course was taught in 1972 at Boston College of Law. History Considerable growth over last 30 years due to: Legal profession… has become more specialized Amount of litigation and diversity of cases…have increased as more people  rely on the courts to resolve their issues Athletic associations adopting governance systems with their own rules and  regulations based around the US legal system. Key Concepts: Risk Management Developing management strategy to maintain greater control over legal uncertainty  Two goals: Prevention: Keeping problems from arising  Intervention: Having a plan of action to follow when a problem does occur What is the benefit of risk management? To keep from problems arising and to keep from getting sued. 1
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D.I.M Process D eveloping a risk management plan I mplementing a risk management plan M anaging the risk management plan Plans should address all potential legal liabilities All employees should be involved in the 3 stages of the process. Why? So all your employees are on the same page and know that they are a part of the  risk management plan. Key Concepts: Judicial Review Judicial Review: Occurs when a plaintiff challenges a rule and the court evaluates it to  determine whether it should apply. What are some areas this could apply to sports?
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This note was uploaded on 04/17/2008 for the course SPORT ADMI 201 taught by Professor Lyons during the Spring '08 term at Ball State.

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