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Bench Press – Vol 40-3 Autism, Homeopathy and Custody

Two small boys with severe and profound autism spectrum disorder were at the centre of a custody dispute between their parents. The children have seen a myriad of medical and health care professionals. The father began giving the boys a series of homeopathic treatments after consulting with homeopathic practitioners. In addition, he took the children […]

Authors:

Teresa Mitchell
Teresa Mitchell
Teresa Mitchell is the Acting Editor and Legal Writer for LawNow Magazine at the Centre for Public Legal Education Alberta. www.cplea.ca
 

Sports Teams and Scandals

For as long as organized sport has been around, athletes have appeared to occupy a social class of their own. Held in the highest regard by their fans and with the ability to flaunt their ‘jock’ status, athletes have often been accused of not only receiving special treatment, but of acting entitled to that special […]

Authors:

Jessica Geense
Jessica Geense is a recent graduate of Brock University's Sport Management program. Editorial assistance for this article was provided by Rachel Corbett of the Sport Law & Strategy Group and Brock University.
 

The CFL, Concussions, and a $200 Million Court Case

It was only a matter of time before the Canadian Football League (CFL) would be named in a concussion class action lawsuit. On the heels of the first CFL concussion lawsuit filed last year in The Supreme Court of British Columbia, a class action suit being filed last year against the National Hockey League over […]

Authors:

Jon Heshka
Jon Heshka is the Associate Dean of Law at Thompson Rivers University (British Columbia, Canada)
 

You Can’t Do or Say That: Constraining individual conduct in a public and commercial world

Greek triple-jumper, Voula Papachristou, was expelled from the 2012 London Olympic Games because of a disparaging and racist tweet she broadcast days before the Games. European soccer players making negative comments about officials on or off the field now face suspension. An 18-year-old Canadian junior water polo athlete received a two-year suspension from the national […]

Authors:

Hilary Findlay
Hilary Findlay is an Associate Professor with the Department of Sport Management at Brock University in St. Catherines, Ontario.
 

Which Passport Should I Take to the Olympic Games?

The 2012 London Olympic Games are going to see a whole new level of anti-doping activity. The centrepiece of this activity is what is known as the Athlete Biological Passport (ABP). It has been in the works for some time and has already been used extensively in the sports of cycling and athletics. The Canadian […]

Authors:

Hilary Findlay
Hilary Findlay is an Associate Professor with the Department of Sport Management at Brock University in St. Catherines, Ontario.
 


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