Former Wrestler’s Widow Urges Court to Continue Wrongful Death Suit Against WWE

Nelson Frazier, Jr.’s widow filed a response brief to World Wrestling Entertainment’s motion to dismiss on Wednesday January 6, 2016, arguing that her complaint sufficiently claims the wrestling body concealed the potential risks of head injuries from their entertainers, which led to her husband’s death. The WWE made a motion to dismiss in December, claiming that Frazier’s widow — who originally filed suit against them in February 2015, asserting a wrongful death action, amongst other things —  failed to sufficiently explain a causal connection between…
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House Rep. Frank Pallone, Jr. Requests Info From DraftKings, Fanduel

In September 2015, before the DraftKings-FanDuel scandal had even occurred, House Rep. Frank Pallone, Jr. (D-NJ) voiced his concerns about the two daily fantasy sports betting (DFS) websites, which rapidly became billion-dollar industries over the last year.  He urged the U.S. Congress for a congressional hearing into the legality of DFS. In a September 14, 2015 letter to House Republicans, Pallone stated that DFS “sites are enormously popular, arguably central to the fans’ experience, and professional leagues are seeing the enormous profits as a result.” …
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If Kevin Ward, Jr. Signed a Release, Would His Estate be Barred From Suing Tony Stewart, the Raceway, and Others?

Sprint car driver Kevin Ward, Jr. died recently during a sprint car race at the Canandaigua Motorsports Park in Canandaigua, NY. He was struck and killed by a car driven by NASCAR champion Tony Stewart.  If Ward’s estate were to file a civil suit, the defendants would likely include Stewart, the raceway owner/operator, and Empire Super Sprints Inc., which is the sprint car series that sanctioned the race. One potential legal issue would be the extent to which a release/waiver of liability could be…
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