Ever so often, you get a little validation. In the case of Lee v. Loftin, the Texas Twelfth Court of Appeals released an opinion which cited my article on the inherent risk doctrine (Tackling the Competitive Sports Doctrine, 9 TEX. REV. ENT. & SPORTS L. 85 (2007)). This was my first article and the one I used for my presentation during my job hunt. The citation for the case is Lee v. Loftin, 277 S.W.3d 519 (Tex.App.–Tyler 2009).
Don’t worry, I will spare you from actually having to read it. The case concerned the Texas Equine Activity Act. Since the publication of my original article, the Texas legislature statutorily adopted the inherent risk standard for injuries arising out of equine activities. (In my article, I proposed the adoption of the standard for all sports injuries). This case was the first that I have seen to confront the application of the inherent risk standard in Texas. The court cited my article fairly heavily (five times, but who’s counting? lol) to explain the correct application of the standard. (Link)