Law & Policy: Civil Actions
Judge Weighs Release of Pat Summitt Docs in UT Case
by Matt Lakin, email@example.com July 2014
Two people know what really led to Pat Summitt’s retirement as University of Tennessee Lady Vols coach, attorneys told a federal judge Thursday — and Summitt’s memory can’t be trusted. Former Lady Vols sports information director Debby Jennings says that’s why she needs the right to question UT officials and probe the records of Summitt’s retirement. Jennings, who retired a month after Summitt stepped down in April 2012, says the UT Athletic Department forced her out when she objected to treatment of Summitt by officials after Summitt revealed her diagnosis of early-onset Alzheimer’s disease.
LA Fitness Sued for Negligence in Basketball Game Attack
by Kristi Schoepfer-Bochicchio, J.D. July 2014
Cornelius Lister was a member of the LA Fitness facility in Andorra, Pa., when a physical altercation broke out during a basketball game in September 2012. Lister sustained a variety of injuries when four men attacked him during the game. One of the assailants was a member of the club, but the second identified by police was not a member. Police did not identify the other two assailants. The LA Fitness employee working at the front desk allowed non-members to enter the club and play despite access to the basketball court being limited to club members only.
Jury Trial Set to Begin in MLB Beanball Bat Attack Case
by Super User July 2014
BRIDGEPORT, Conn. -- A jury has been seated to hear a lawsuit accusing former major leaguer Jose Offerman of a baseball bat attack during a 2007 minor league game in Connecticut.
Kluwe's Lawyer: We'll Sue Vikings Over Anti-Gay Coach
by Super User July 2014
Former Minnesota Vikings punter Chris Kluwe intends to sue the team over allegations of anti-gay conduct by a coach, his lawyer said Tuesday.
Former Rec Coach Indicted on Additional Abuse Charges
by Melissa Powell firstname.lastname@example.org 381-8621 July 2014
A former volunteer soccer coach awaiting trial in Pulaski County on three counts of taking indecent liberties with minors has been indicted on new charges out of Giles County. Russell K. Simpson, 44, of Pulaski, is now also facing two counts of forcible sodomy of a child under the age of 13 and one count of taking indecent liberties with a person under the age of 15, according to Pulaski County Assistant Commonwealth's Attorney Naomi Huntington, who has been appointed special prosecutor.
Appeals Court Allows Foul Ball Injury Suit to Proceed
by Bill Rankin; Staff July 2014
The Braves, joined by Major League Baseball Commissioner Bud Selig, had asked the court to recognize the so-called "Baseball Rule" as the law in Georgia.
Group Looks to Block Temple's Purchase of High School
by Martha Woodall; Inquirer Staff Writer July 2014
Angered by the Philadelphia School Reform Commission's decision to sell the shuttered William Penn High School to Temple University, a neighborhood group has made good on its threat to take legal action.
Hawks Fan Hit by Puck Suing United Center Over Netting
by BECKY SCHLIKERMAN. Staff Reporter July 2014
Blackhawks fan Patricia Higgins has filed a personal-injury lawsuit more than a year after she was struck in the face by an errant puck during Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Finals.
Councilman: Dodgers Should Have Settled, Avoided Court
by Matthew Fleming and Joanna Clay July 2014
Los Angeles seemed to breathe a sigh of relief Wednesday as a jury ruled the Dodgers organization was partly responsible for the beating of Bryan Stow after a game by two fans, awarding him nearly $18 million.
Details Emerge in Lifetime Fitness Sex Assault Case
by Lee Filas, email@example.com July 2014
Details in court and police documents allege former Chicago Bull Eric "Rick" Brunson inappropriately touched a massage therapist and tried to force her to perform oral sex at Lifetime Fitness in Vernon Hills.