Sorry Kids

In thumbing through the Connecticut General Statutes, I came across this law:

“No person under eighteen years of age shall be admitted to any professional boxing exhibition, provided any person fourteen years of age or over may be admitted when accompanied by his parent or guardian.” Conn. Gen. Stat. Sec. 29-143x.

The penalty for daring to enter a boxing exhibition under the age of 18 or over the age of 14 without a parent or guardian shall be a fine of not more than two hundred dollars.  Conn. Gen. Stat. Sec. 29-143z.

I have no idea if this law has ever been enforced. Nor do I have any idea when the last “boxing exhibition” of any great importance that took place in Connecticut, at a venue not on Tribal land was, but I’ll sleep more soundly knowing that the legislature has protected us in the Nutmeg State from the ills of minors attending boxing exhibitions.

Ryan McKeen is a trial attorney at Connecticut Trial Firm, LLC in Glastonbury, Connecticut. In 2016, he was honored by the CT Personal Injury Hall of Fame for securing one of the highest settlements in the state. He is a New Leader in the Law. ABA 100. Avvo 10. 40 under 40 for Hartford Business Journal. He has been quoted in Time Magazine, the New York Times, Hartford Courant, Wall Street Journal Law Blog and the Hartford Business Journal. He focuses his practice on Connecticut Personal Injury law. He loves what he does. Contact him or 860 471 8333

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