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For Athletes & Performers



Psychological and Interpersonal Costs

Gladiators in the 21st Century: Violence and Injuries in Athletics
Center for Sports Law and Policy
Thomas Jefferson School of Law
San Diego, California
10 November 2012

Academic researchers, professionals and the general media are paying increased attention to issues of trauma, depression, head injury and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder – and the associated human costs.  Recent high-profile tragedies in the athletic community, in active-duty and veteran military personnel and within the entertainment industry, as well as horrendous public acts of violence, have focused concern upon these issues.

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Pain Management in Athletes: DMR Participation in Panel Discussion

Hackney PublicationsLaunches Concussion Litigation Reporter, Providing Timely Analysis on Developments and Strategies in the Emerging Legal Practice Area of Sports Concussions

July 3, 2012 – Austin, TX – Hackney Publications announced today the launch of Concussion Litigation Reporter (CLR), a monthly e-newsletter that will serve as a subscription-based component of its Concussion Policy & the Law “blog.” CLR articles will provide timely analysis on developments and legal strategies at the intersection of sports and concussions. Subscribers will also have access to sports law articles related to concussions, which have appeared in other Hackney Publications.  “By providing immediate access to insightful content and analysis, we are meeting the legal industry’s need for ongoing information,” said Editor-in-Chief Holt Hackney, who also oversees the editorial operations of six other sports law periodicals. Hackney also noted that Hackney Publications had reached an agreement with Paul D. Anderson, founder of the “blog” NFL Concussion Litigation, to become editor, providing exclusive bylined articles as well as valuable insight into other legal issues associated with sports concussions for CLR. “Paul is the country’s leading unbiased authority on NFL concussion litigation,” said Hackney. “We’re excited to start turning him loose on other areas of concussion litigation, like collegiate athletics and K-12 athletics, where it is only a matter of time before we see a similar flurry of lawsuits brought against defendants in those industries.”

The inaugural July 2012 issue of Concussion Litigation Reporter is being made available to the general public and the legal community FREE through July 31, 2012
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Vulnerabilities of Professional Athletes and Entertainers

Unexpected Suicide in a High-profile Athlete

Pistorius - Comments on a Psychological Evaluation Report

Aggressive Sports and Mutual Dependence

Trauma and Emotional Stress in Contact Sports

Suicide in the Rich and Famous