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Larry T. Garvin Media Hits

The following is a list of selected media coverage for Larry T. Garvin. The links below will direct you to sites that are not affiliated with the Moritz College of Law. They are subject to change, and some may expire or require registration as time passes.


What is a credit score?

August 1, 2013

Professor Larry Garvin was quoted in a CardHub article about the logistics and impact of credit scores. 

“Most consumers don’t have a clear idea how credit scores work and what on a credit report determines a credit score,” Garvin said. “I suspect most know that the two are related, but I also suspect most don’t know how. Probably most of this deficiency is due to weak financial literacy, with some due to weak literacy and some due to the sheer amount of information and disinformation that’s out on the Web or elsewhere.”


Cleveland Browns Fan Sues NFL over Lockout; Experts Give Suit Little Chance

April 5, 2011

Professor Larry Garvin was quoted in an ABA Journal article about a fans lawsuit against the National Football League and Cleveland Brown for breach of contract related to the upcoming lockout.  "He has effectively no chance of winning," Garvin said in the article.  Garvin also pointed out that no games have been missed, damages are low, and plaintiff's contract may be satisfied by games played with replacement players.

Browns Fan Sues League and Teams

March 26, 2011

Professor Larry Garvin was quoted in an article about a Cleveland businesman who is suing the NFL and its teams for breach of contract because of the current lockout.  Garvin was quoted as saying " He has effectively no chance of winning."

Players ho-hum Rod deal

July 11, 2008

Professor Larry Garvin was quoted in the Morgantown, W.Va., Dominion Post regarding former West Virginia University football coach Rich Rodriguez. Rodriguez recently settled a lawsuit filed by WVU. “Larry Garvin, a contract law specialist and professor at Ohio State University, has followed the case with interest from the beginning. Garvin said he was not surprised by the outcome. ‘I think there is no real question that West Virginia University would have won this lawsuit and that the [liquidated damages] clause would have been found enforceable,’ Garvin said. ‘So the question is whether [Rodriguez] wanted to lose now or later. I suspect a good deal of jockeying was about how much Michigan would pay and how much Rodriguez would pay.’”

Ann Fisher commentary: Consent forms for sports play rough

April 14, 2008

Professor Larry Garvin was quoted in a Columbus Dispatch column about parents being asked to sign waivers stating that they won’t sue if their child is injured in an athletic event. The column states: “Larry Garvin, who teaches contract law at Ohio State University's Moritz College of Law, was kind enough to enlighten me. In general (and there always are exceptions in law), he said, public-school sports differ from, say, club sports because participation is considered part of the educational experience.”

Rod: Verbal agreement made to reduce buyout

January 27, 2008

Professor Larry Garvin was quoted in a Morgantown, W.Va., Dominion Post story about former West Virginia University head football coach Rich Rodriguez. The story details a verbal agreement between Rodriguez and the university’s athletic director, Mike Garrison. “Larry Garvin, a contract law specialist at Ohio State University’s Michael E. Moritz College of Law, says there are exceptions to a zipper clause. The coach could contest the zipper clause by proving that he was fraudulently misrepresented, Garvin said. ‘There is some room for argument,’ Garvin said. ‘We’re not talking careless misrepresentation. Fraud requires an intent to deceive. Suppose Garrison had intended to make it lower, but checked into it, and wasn’t able to. That wouldn’t be fraud if he wasn’t intending to mislead Rodriguez.’”

Oops! Maybe Discover Card ruling was in line after all

September 26, 2004

In a Cleveland Plain Dealer story about Discover Card's efforts to collect from a Cleveland resident, two Moritz Law professors, Gregory Travalio and Larry Garvin, said that credit agreements have a few strikes against them and there are limits to what contracts can do.