Law & Policy: Civil Actions
- Ex-AD Sentenced to 2-6 Years Imprisonment for Theft
by Courtney Cameron May 2017
Former Hyde Parke Central School District athletic director Amy McArdle-Rausenberger was sentenced on Wednesday by the Duchesse County Court to two-to-six years in prison for having stolen $50,000 worth of equipment between July 2009 and August 2016.
- Visiting Judge to Hear Dayton Football Hazing Case
by Mark Gokavi May 2017
Retired Judge Peter Handwork is taking over the case of former University of Dayton football player Max Engel-hart after two other judges asked to be disqualified due to their ties to UD.
- Payout for Iowa Discrimination Suits Reaches $6.5M
by Courtney Cameron May 2017
Former Iowa athletic administrator Jane Meyer and her partner, former women’s field hockey coach Tracey Griesbaum, have settled discrimination suits filed against the University of Iowa for a total of $6.5 million.
- Construction on New Park Set to Begin
by Fox Valley Park District May 2017
Construction on the much-anticipated Blackhawk Park is set to begin this summer, following approval by the Fox Valley Park District Board of Commissioners for a $640,900 bid to R.C. Wegman Construction Company of Aurora.
- Atlanta United Soccer Facility Fuels Area Development
by Meris Lutz May 2017
The city of Marietta is preparing to spend another $5.8 million on the redevelopment of Franklin Gateway, a transitional neighborhood where Atlanta United opened a state-of-the-art training facility last month. City Council approved the purchase of a 7-acre shopping center at the corner of Franklin Gateway and South Marietta Parkway last month and expects to finalize the sale in June, said city spokesperson Lindsey Wiles. The city and property owners came to an agreement on the price tag without commissioning an appraisal. In 2017, the property was assessed at $4.4 million by the Cobb Board of Tax Assessors.
- Jillian Michaels Wins Landmark YouTube Case
by Nate Rau May 2017
The legal dispute between celebrity fitness guru Jillian Michaels and Lionsgate called into question whether free YouTube videos devalue a creator's paid content.
- Board Approves Construction for New Health Club
by Matthew Daigle May 2017
The Norway (Maine) Planning Board voted 4-0 Thursday to allow an Oxford resident to construct a private health club and fitness center on Aldrich Avenue. Jesse Wall has owned and operated TruStrength Athletics on Route 26 in Oxford since 2008.
- County to Address Fitness, Swim Lessons, More in Master Plan
by Dale White May 2017
For the first time since 1975, Manatee County is assembling a "master plan" for its parks and recreation programs and facilities. An analysis of existing conditions, a look at demographic trends and more than 1,500 responses from online, website and public meeting surveys of park users are being used to create a strategy for how best to provide public parks that serve the county's 363,000 residents as well as those yet to come. By 2035, Manatee's population could exceed 500,000. "There is no one right way to do this," David Barth, a parks planning consultant, advised the County Commission on Tuesday. Every parks master plan should be tailored to the community it serves, Barth emphasized.
- Opinion: Proposed Sports Facility Would Boost Economy
by Ben Salango May 2017
Travel sports is an $8 billion-per-year industry. Its booming. Just follow the taillights of the hundreds of West Virginia families who load up each weekend and hit the road (traveling out of state) for soccer, baseball, football, softball and lacrosse tournaments. What if West Virginia was home to a facility that could host travel-sports tournaments? A state-of-the-art facility our community could use that would also attract out-of-state kids and parents to Kanawha County. That is exactly what the Kanawha County Commission and the Parks and Recreation Commission want to accomplish at Shawnee Park.
- Opinion: Meyer Case Costly and Embarrassing for Iowa
by Telegraph Herald Editorial Board May 2017
A $1.4 million judgment might be small compared to the University of Iowa's $100 million athletics budget, but we hope that the award in the Jane Meyer case sends the message.