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Litigation Saga Ends For Coach Who Said “Slide”

Graphic of a baseball and crossed bats against a baseball diamond

November 20, 2019

During a kids’ baseball game back in 2012, a coach signaled “slide” to a base-runner who was heading for third. When he slid, the 15-year-old boy injured his ankle seriously enough to require multiple surgeries and sustain permanent damage. His athletic career was over. More than three years later, in 2015, the coach found out he was being sued. In February of 2017, after giving a deposition, he was granted summary judgement, but in the spring of 2018 plaintiff attorneys won an appeal. The case went to trial, and now it’s finally over. The chief legal officer for the New Jersey Schools Insurance Group estimates they spent more than $75,000 in legal fees and the case is now being used as a teaching tool for school administrators.

 

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