Title

"School's Out": A Coach's Tortious Instructions to His Players to Harm Others is Beyond the Scope of Employment for Imputing Liability to the Employer-Schools

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Article

Publication Date

Spring 2016

Abstract

The article focuses on the scope of sports coaches' employment on instructing their players to harm intentionally other players for imputing liabilities to the employer-schools. Topics include the liability of the participant player and coach, the law of vicarious liability, and vicarious liability of the employer-school to the coaches' actions. It mentions an incident in 2005 where former college basketball coach John Chaney ordered his player resulting to the opposing player's broken arm.

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