Damages for Lost Scholarship?

A school in Arizona was sued by a high school football player who injured his ankle during practice. The lawsuit blames the poor conditions of the practice field. The merits of this particular case is unknown but these kind of lawsuit make a lot of accident and malpractice lawyers a little squeamish because the “blame the school” approach turns off a lot of jurors to personal injury claims generally.

The interesting legal issue in this one is that the Plaintiff contains he lost a college scholarship. Tough argument because it is so speculative. In a famous case involving where a high school (and later college) wrestling great in Iowa (where else?), the court found that there was no property interest in a college scholarship until it was awarded Brands v. Sheldon Community School, 671 F.Supp. 627, 630-631 (N.D. Iowa 1987).