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Summary judgment granted to national sports organization in products liability claim

Ken O’Brien and Erin Farnham defended a national sports organization in a personal injury claim in Jefferson County, Kentucky. The Plaintiff was struck in the head with a hit ball while pitching in a softball tournament. The Plaintiff alleged that the organization sponsored the tournament, and that it allowed the participants to use dangerous and defective equipment, i.e. the ball and bat, and that it should be held responsible for his injury. We demonstrated that the organization did not sponsor the tournament, and had nothing to do with selecting or approving the equipment used in the tournament. Our client was dismissed following a motion for summary judgment.