Timothy Liam Epstein JD

A high school sports reporter for the Alabama Media Group quotes Timothy Liam EPSTEIN in his article entitled, "Does St. Paul's suit against the AHSAA have a chance succeed?

"Now that there is an increased focus on player safety with concussion protocols in place for various professional leagues and the NCAA as well as some high school associations, you really can't justify putting some of these Goliaths up against smaller private schools," said Epstein, whose law expertise includes multipliers and similar measures in high school sports. "The fact that Alabama has a success formula on top of a multiplier - it's not legally justifiable. The success formula - in addition to the multiplier - simply does not pass constitutional muster as far as equal protection goes."

The Chicago Daily Law Bulletin Published Timothy Liam EPSTEIN'S Article Entitled, "Parochial school looks to even the playing field over conference rule."

A lawsuit filed recently in the Southern District of Alabama could have national effects on the way private and public high school sports teams compete against each other in the future.

A few weeks ago, St. Paul’s Episcopal School in Mobile, Ala., filed suit seeking an injunction to stop a new rule that forces it to play in a larger conference. St. Paul’s Episcopal School v. Alabama High School Athletic Association, et al., No. CV-18-241 (S.D. Ala. Filed May 24, 2018).

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DUGGAN BERTSCH, LLC would like to Congratulate our 2017 Leading Lawyers

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David M. Henderson

Tax Law: Individual
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Michael H. Israel

Tax Law: Individual
Trust, Will & Estate Planning Law

Timothy L. Epstein

Arts, Entertainment & Sports Law
Commercial Litigation

Gregory J. Bertsch

Closely & Privately Held Business Law
Tax Law: Business
Tax Law: Individual
Trust, Will & Estate Planning Law

James M. Duggan

Tax Law: Individual
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Allen J. Gable

Closely & Privately Held Business Law
Real Estate Law: Finance
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Pollstar Live! 2018 Has Cemented Its Place As The Largest Gathering Of Concert Industry Professionals In The World!

This years event took place February 6-8th at the Intercontinental Los Angeles Downtown, bringing thousands of music business executives together for three days of deal making, discussions, education, networking, fun, and of course music! 

Pollstar Live! for the fourth year, was preceded by a one-day Production Live! conference, a day of panels and networking, focusing on the issues and remedies of concert and event production. Among the group of featured panelists was our very own, Timothy Liam EPSTEIN! On Thursday afternoon of Pollstar, Tim served as one of the expert panelists on the, "When Things Go Off The Rails" discussion panel and led discussion for the Insurance/Risk Management Roundtable. 


Timothy Liam EPSTEIN was Quoted in The Chicago Tribune Editorial Entitled, "More baseball netting means more safety."

“People can now interact using their cellphones while sitting in their seats,” Chicago attorney Timothy Liam Epstein told The Seattle Times. “And so, you now have venue owners and teams that are participating actively in individual, targeted distractions that would seem to be a relatively easy way for a plaintiff’s attorney to defeat a presumption of the case getting tossed under the ‘Baseball Rule.’ ” 

Timothy Liam EPSTEIN Offers His Insight In An Article Published By The Seattle Times Entitled, "Mariners’ decision to expand safety netting at Safeco Field just makes financial sense," Written By Geoff Baker.

Last week’s news that the Mariners' would further expand protective netting around Safeco field was followed a day later by word that all Major League Baseball teams would do the same.

And it’s not surprising.

Mariners president and CEO Kevin Mather issued a statement saying the team is concerned about fan safety, which is no doubt true. No MLB team I know of wants their fans knocked unconscious or to lose teeth or fingertips because of a screaming line drive.

But it appears more likely the main driver behind MLB’s changes is the increased potential for a successful lawsuit by injured fans struck by foul balls or pieces of flying bats. At least one prominent national sports attorney agrees the changed dynamic of how fans pay attention to games has left MLB and its teams worried about being vulnerable to litigation despite the longstanding legal protections they enjoy.

“I don’t think venue owners are monsters, and I think there certainly is some empathy to wanting to keep their patrons safe,” said Timothy Liam Epstein, a sports attorney and partner at the Duggan Bertsch LLC firm in Chicago. “But at the same time, yeah, lawsuits are driving it. That’s what happens in sports.”

The NHL changed its protective netting in 2002 after a deflected puck struck Columbus Blue Jackets fan Brittanie Cecil, 13, at a game. She died two days later...


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