Does Indiana Law Allow Claims for Injuries During Sports?

The Indiana Supreme Court recently issued an opinion holding that as a matter of law, when a sports participant injures someone while engaging in conduct ordinary in the sport, and without intent or recklessness, the participant does not breach a duty. This decision clarified that ordinary conduct in the sport turns on the sport generally, not the specific activity. This case, Megenity v. Dunn, can be found at


This decision means that a sport participant would need to show intent or recklessness on the part of the co-participant to have a viable claim for injuries under Indiana law.

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