Randy Maniloff Weighs In on Potential Golf Lawsuit
On Friday, October 5, a spectator left Le Golf National with permanent vision loss in her right eye after an errant tee shot on the par-4 6th hole struck her in the head. Although, this isn’t the first time a spectator has been injured at a professional sporting event, tournaments and golfers are questioning if they can be held liable when an errant shot injures a fan?
Randy Maniloff, Counsel in the Insurance Coverage and Bad Faith Group spoke to Golf.com about the best way to interpret and understand how courts may rule. What has been dubbed “the baseball rule” dictates that stadium operators have an obligation to provide safe seats to fans and alert them of the potential dangers. Maniloff dissects what the potential lawsuit could mean for both sides.
“Stadiums are responsible for providing ample protection and safety to fans,” Maniloff said. “Courts have ruled in favor of stadiums and it’s very hard to win against them.”
If you would like to receive additional news alerts, event notifications, or correspondences pertaining to this and other industry-specific topics, please sign up by visiting the Subscribe page. Be sure to provide your contact information, including email address, and select the areas of practice or industries for which you would like to receive information.
This correspondence should not be construed as legal advice or legal opinion on any specific facts or circumstances. The contents are intended for general informational purposes only and you are urged to consult a lawyer concerning your own situation with any specific legal question you may have.