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(*Discontinued)Sports Liability in the Context of Sovereign Immunity

Sports Liability in Both the Context of Sovereign Immunity and Beyond!

This seminar will focus strictly on Kentucky sovereign immunity. In Kentucky the doctrine of sovereign immunity is alive and was doing extremely well before the case of Yanero v. Davis, 65 S.W. 3d 510 (Ky. 2001). That case held, in part, that individual government employees performing ministerial functions (like driving a car or coaching a baseball team) are not protected by sovereign immunity and can be sued for their torts. That was not possible before Yanero.

This seminar will study Yanero and the holdings of numerous other cases from the Kentucky appellate courts that have analyzed Yanero and its systematic reconstruction of Kentucky sovereign immunity.

The seminar should be provocative insofar as its speakers will discuss whether sports are properly considered educational activities or not, or properly governmental activities or not, both of which were issues before the court in Yanero---and how that makes a difference as to the sovereign immunity of the coaches or other entities sponsoring sports activities in Kentucky.

Speakers include:
A. Thomas Johnson, Attorney at Law
Hays Lawson, Pedley Zielke Gordinier & Pence

The KBA allows attorneys to earn up to 6.0 hours of CLE credit per year by viewing accredited video tapes.

To request delivery or pick-up, or to arrange for additional participants at one viewing, please contact the CLE Department at 583-5314

Cost is $70/LBA Members; $140/non-members

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