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California Supreme Court has rules that sports governing organizations have a duty to protect young athletes from sexual abuse

The California Supreme Court has ruled that sports governing organizations have a duty to protect young athletes from sexual and other abuse. In a recent case we handled involving girls aspiring to be Olympians, their martial arts coach molested them for years. The court ruled that USA Taekwondo could be held liable for the actions of the coach, Marc Gitelman. Attorney and partner at the firm, Stephen Estey, was featured in many news outlets recently, as linked to below.

We are happy to have been part of this lawsuit, as this ruling will better protect young athletes from sexual abuse by holding the organizations responsible for the actions of their coaches. This also includes the 61 national governing bodies for aspiring Olympians.

 

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