Law & Policy: Civil Actions
Columnist: JRW Won't Back Down in Little League Fight
by Mary Mitchell, Chicago Sun-Times June 2015
The Jackie Robinson West champions and their parents sat silently last week as attorney Victor Henderson announced the long-awaited court filing against Little League International.
Report: FSU Freshman QB Punched Woman in Face
by Paul Steinbach June 2015
More off-field quarterback controversy at Florida State. Seminoles head coach Jimbo Fisher has suspended freshman quarterback De’Andre Johnson indefinitely for an undisclosed violation of team rules.
Lawsuit Over WVU Sports Broadcast Rights Settled
by Charleston Gazette (West Virginia) June 2015
A lawsuit alleging improprieties with the awarding of media rights for radio and other media broadcasts of West Virginia University sports has been settled, according to a statement issued Wednesday by WVU.
Sentenced to Death, Marathon Bomber Offers Apology
by Richard A. Serrano, Tribune News Service June 2015
In a thick Russian accent - with his head bowed and body shaking - the man who appeared cold and emotionless throughout his trial for blowing up the Boston Marathon two years ago stood in federal court Wednesday and apologized for detonating one of two bombs at the historic race.
J.R. West Team Attorney Seeks Disclosure Over Probe
by Mitch Dudek, Chicago Sun-Times June 2015
After months of getting nowhere, the Jackie Robinson West Little League team is headed to court to try to force the disclosure of information used in the investigation that stripped the team of its national title.
Vanderbilt Football Rape Case Declared Mistrial
by Stacey Barchenger, The Tennessean June 2015
Two former Vanderbilt University football players found guilty of raping an unconscious student learned Tuesday — two years to the day after the rape — they could get a new trial.
NCAA Defends Handling of Sandusky in Latest Court Filing
by Jason Laughlin, The Philadelphia Inquirer June 2015
College sports' governing body has again defended its decision to penalize Pennsylvania State University after the Jerry Sandusky sex-abuse scandal.
Ex-Coatesville Superintendent Wants Charged Dropped
by Michaelle Bond; Inquirer Staff Writer June 2015
A Chester County Court judge said Wednesday that he needed more time to decide whether some of the 47 charges against the former Coatesville school superintendent amounted to crimes, or were just violations of the state school code.
Former Tennis Coach Admits to Sexting Teen Player
by Cat Coyle, The Philadelphia Inquirer June 2015
A former tennis coach at a Main Line girls' school pleaded guilty Wednesday to corruption charges for sending suggestive texts to a 15-year-old player on his team in 2013.
Lawsuit Alleges Coach Forced Players to Attend Church
by Laura Godlewski June 2015
A former Delaware State University volleyball player is suing the school, her former coach and the former athletic director alleging that her constitutional rights were violated and that she lost her scholarship because she would not attend church or bible study as directed by the coach.