Austin-based Publisher of Concussion Litigation Reporter Makes Recent Issue Available to All

Hackney Publications is celebrating five years of publishing Concussion Litigation Reporter by making the May 2017 issue available to all at “This issue is emblematic of how the industry around legal and risk management issues associated with sports concussions … Continue reading

Austin-Based FloSports Hires Paul Hurdlow as Senior Vice President – General Counsel

FloSports , the innovator in live digital sports and original content, announced the hire of Paul Hurdlow as Senior Vice President and General Counsel. Hurdlow joins FloSports after serving in various regional and national leadership positions in DLA Piper’s emerging … Continue reading

Texas Appeals Court Looks to Federal Case Law in Acquitting Mom Who Taped Coach’s Speeches in Wiretap Statute Case

(Editor’s Note: The following summary is reprinted from Sports Litigation Alert) A Texas state appeals court has reversed a trial court and found that a school board member did not violate that state’s wiretap statute when she had her daughter … Continue reading

Austin Attorney Secures Settlement Between Family of Soccer Player Struck by Lightning and Defendants

(Editors’ Note: What follows is an excerpt from Sports Litigation Alert.) The family of a boy, who was struck by lightning after a soccer practice on a Central Texas field, who reached a settlement with the owner of the facility … Continue reading

University of Texas School of Law Set to Host Annual Sports Law Symposium on September 12

Featuring a strong cast of speakers, the 2014 Texas Review of Entertainment and Sports Law (TRESL) annual symposium promises to be this year’s can’t-miss sports law event in Austin. The symposium, which is entitled “Shifting Landscapes: New Approaches to Entertainment … Continue reading

Local Judge Will Likely Provide Clearance to River Hill Sports Complex

The Austin Business journal reported yesterday afternoon that Texas District Court Judge Lora Livingston will likely clear the way for an embattled youth sports complex in West Austin. The ABJ reported the judge’s “intention to dismiss a lawsuit filed by area … Continue reading

Round Rock Attorney Represents Marble Falls Athlete in Negligence Case

Martin J. Cirkiel of Cirkiel & Associates, P.C. in Round Rock is representing a former high school football player, who is suing the Marble Falls (Texas) Independent School District and his former football coach for negligence, claiming that the multiple … Continue reading

Austin Attorneys Quoted in Concussion Litigation Reporter

Austin attorneys Brooks Schuelke of Perlmutter & Schuelke and Leonard B. Gabbay were recently quoted in a publication that examines legal issues around concussions in the sports world – Concussion Litigation Reporter ( The article examined H.B. 2038, a recently … Continue reading