A Manhattan judge has tossed a negligence suit against the Lawyers Athletic League by a former college basketball player who was punched while playing on a team for the Milberg law firm. The judge found that nonattorney Devone Stephenson had submitted a valid online waiver form. Stephenson had alleged that an unauthorized player for opposing team Food Bank for New York City fractured his jaw, and noted in a deposition that "the whole [Food Bank] team was talking trash" before the alleged assault.
Court Tosses Claim by Basketball Player Punched During Lawyers' League Game
New York Law Journal
October 23, 2008