Athletes vs. the Media: Defamation in Sports Law Cases

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Course Duration

60 minutes

Credit Type

Elimination of Bias/ Diversity and Inclusion

Presented By

Gary Chester

In this one-hour presentation of Athletes vs. the Media: Defamation Cases in Sports, Mr. Chester provides an overview of defamation in the context of cases involving professional and amateur athletes and coaches. He focuses on the concept of malice and how an athlete or coach might go about proving this essential element of the tort. Mr. Chester also explores two hot issues: the statutory immunity of social media that have posted libelous statements and the ability of maligned coaches to utilize defamation as a vehicle to address the damage to their reputation. 

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