Sports Expert Witness Testifies In LA Fitness Case

Sports and recreation expert witness Steve Bernheim, Sports and Recreation Consultants Inc., testified in the personal injury case against LA Fitness International LLC by gym member Khalif Jones.  In his complaint, Jones claims the basketball court was dangerous because it failed to conform to industry standards and caused his elbow injury when he fell against an unpadded section of the court. E.D. Pa. Judge Gene E.K. Pratter wrote:

The Court finds that Mr. Bernheim’s background as a consultant and expert in sports risk management and liability renders him qualified to offer an expert opinion as to whether the basketball court in question met certain industry standards, and, if not, in what respects.

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