The Texas Supreme Court has remained silent on the standard of tort liability that courts should apply in sports-injury cases. But on Sept. 27, Houston’s 14th Court of Appeals did what the high court has so far declined to do, adopting an inherent-risk limitation on the liability of sports-injury defendants.

In its 2-1 decision in Chrismon, et al. v. Brown, et al., the 14th Court determined what duties, if any, one sports participant owes to another sports participant — an issue of first impression for the court.

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