Hackbart v Cincinnati Bengals, Inc.docx - Hackbart v Cincinnati Bengals Inc United States Court of Appeals Tenth Circuit 1979

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Hackbart v. Cincinnati Bengals, IncUnited States Court of Appeals, Tenth Circuit, 1979.444 U.S. 931 100 S. Ct. 275 62 L. Ed. 2d 188 1979 U.S.Facts: Plaintiff, a professional football player for the Denver Broncos, was injured when one of Defendant’s players intentionally struck him during a game.  Plaintiff later filed suit to recover for injuries.Procedural History: Trial Court stated the Plaintiff had no remedy since the game of football itself is a business, which is extremely violent. Plaintiff appealed. Issues: The question here is whether in a football game where a person can be held liable for a tort where the injury was inflicted by the intentional striking of a blow during the game?Holding (and Judgment):The Court said Football is a violent game, however there are rules prohibiting dangerous conduct including the intentional striking of other players.
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