"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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Spring 2016


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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