Chris Conniff Discusses Risks to Major League Baseball Reopening

In The News
June 30, 2020

In Law360, litigation & enforcement partner and head of the firm’s sports industry group, Chris Conniff (New York) discusses considerations Major League Baseball should keep in mind when reopening stadiums to the public. “The risk of opening up is multileveled,” Chris told Law360. “The most immediate risk you think about with fans coming back in is with fans themselves because you are bringing large groups of people together. If someone gets sick around the time of the game, then the person is going to assume he or she contracted it at the game.” 

He continued: “The volume of potential plaintiffs increases significantly in a packed stadium or arena. It is an interesting dynamic because you [could be] facing a high volume of lawsuits from a single event.”