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Nixon v. Clay, 2019 UT 32 (July 11, 2019)

Jul 11, 2019

Adopting a new framework for assessing liability for sport injuries, the supreme court held that “participants in sports generally have no duty to avoid conduct that is inherent in the sport.”  Because the plaintiff’s injuries arose out of contact that occurred while the defendant was reaching in and swiping for the ball—common moves in basketball—the district court did not err in granting summary judgment in the defendant’s favor.