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Proposal asks for lawsuit protection for referees

 


Proposal asks for lawsuit protection for referees

HELENA (AP) — A proposal before House lawmakers says referees need better lawsuit protection when officiating athletic events in Montana.

Senate Bill 4 heard in the House Judiciary Committee Wednesday would raise the bar for what is required to sue an official for injuries during a sporting event.

Supporters say fear of lawsuits is driving people away from officiating and has created a serious shortage of referees.

Those opposing the bill say there have been no serious lawsuits against officials in the state and the legislation is prom...



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