Anthony B. Corleto Partner





  • For those keeping score …

    A Look at Some Real CTE Litigation Outcomes

    December 22, 2020

    Scores of suits have been filed against sports organizations by living plaintiffs, for fear that they might fall prey to CTE, and by the estates of players who committed suicide. As of this writing, no jury has awarded damages and no court has granted summary judgment in favor of a CTE wrongful death plaintiff.

  • Can You Name that Tune? Minor Drop, Major Infringement

    DRI For the Defense

    August 2020

  • District Court Grants Summary Judgment in Youth Football CTE Case

    District Court Grants Summary Judgment in Youth Football CTE Case

    January 2, 2020

    The mothers of two former youth football players, each of whom died in their mid-twenties a decade after they last played youth football, sued for money damages and to enjoin advertising that “youth tackle football is safe for minor children.” In a decision of first impression, the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California granted Pop Warner Football’s motion for summary judgment against negligence and wrongful death claims.
  • District Court Denies Class Certification in Youth Football CTE Case

    Class Certification Denied in Youth Football CTE Case

    October 2, 2019

    The plaintiffs in Archie v. Pop Warner, USDC CD CA 2:16-cv-06603, sought class certification of “all persons who enrolled their minor children in Pop Warner tackle football from 1997 to present” for statutory unfair competition and false advertising claims under the California consumer protection statutes. The U.S. District Court for the Central District of California denied plaintiffs’ motion to certify the class.

  • Jury Rules for NCAA in First Sports Concussion Case Tried to Verdict

    First Sports Concussion Case Tried to Verdict

    August 21, 2019

    A Pennsylvania jury ruled in favor of the National Collegiate Athletic Association in the first sports concussion case tried to verdict, finding that the NCAA was not negligent in its dealings with the plaintiff, who played four years on the California University of Pennsylvania Vulcans football team. Five years after his college football career ended, the plaintiff was diagnosed with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS).

  • First, Do No Harm

    Concussion Defense Reporter

    Spring 2019

  • The Research Around CTE Is Far from Settled

    Concussion Defense Reporter

    Winter 2019

  • Follow the Yellow Brick Road

    Update on Sports & Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy

    August 15, 2018

    The brain is our most important organ and should be protected from unreasonable risk of injury. While media focus has helped bring about concussion protocols and better medical management, the notion that participation in sports causes the behavioral and neurological problems attributed by some to chronic traumatic encephalopathy remains a theory. Until we account for the prevalence of the condition in the general asymptomatic population, it is unreasonable to assume that simply engaging in sports places one at risk.

  • The Freedom to Swim

    CTE and the Ban on Youth Football

    February 14, 2018

    As science learns more about concussion, sport administrators are better equipped to make remove-from-play decisions and doctors are better equipped to support the concussed athlete’s recovery and to address those whose recovery may be compromised. Coaches and parents need to understand the risk of concussion, establish concussion protocols for youth sports, and support laws that don’t interfere with our freedom to swim, run, ski, box or play football.

  • 0.44% of NFL Brains

    CTE Litigation

    August 9, 2017


  • Concussion Litigation: The Next Frontier

    Concussion Litigation: The Next Frontier

    March 13, 2015

    Organized sports at every level face significant challenges by play-related brain injuries resulting in increased litigation and unanticipated financial exposure for youth, collegiate and semi-professional sports organizations alike.

  • Connecticut Appellate Court Rules Reinstatement of Coverage After Lapse for Nonpayment Is Prospective Only

    CT Court Articulates Rule for Prospective Coverage

    June 12, 2014

    In a case of first impression, the Connecticut Appellate Court found that reinstatement of a homeowner’s policy after a lapse for nonpayment only restores coverage prospectively. Although the Appellate Court was clear in its articulation of a rule for prospective coverage, insurers may want to take steps to ensure that policy language and cancellation notice clauses clearly state the intent to reinstate coverage only prospectively.

  • Business Interests Outside Law Practice May Preclude Duty to Defend

    ABA Section of Litigation: Professional Liability Newsletter

    February 4, 2013

  • Bloomberg Law Publishes Article by Corleto

    January 3, 2012

    Corleto writes article for September 13, 2011 issue of the Bloomberg Law Report - Technology Law.
  • Employment Newsletter

    April 2009

    This California Employment newsletter discusses the broadened ADA expands § 504 and employee accommodation exposure. A recent change in the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) will expand school district obligations to accommodate students and employees. Addressing case law that narrowly interpreted "disability," effective January 1, 2009, the ADA has been broadened (Public Law, 110-32s, September 25, 2008) to enlarge the universe of disabled individuals.

Additional Publications

"Second Circuit Decision in Barclays v. Sheds Light on Conflict over 'Hot News'," Bloomberg Law Reports: Technology Law, September 13, 2011

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