Law & Policy: Civil Actions
Former Temple Track Coach Accused of Abusive Ways
by Susan Snyder August 2014
Temple University is examining allegations raised in a student newspaper that a former head coach of track and field verbally abused, intimidated, and compromised the safety of his athletes, the chairman of the university board of trustees said Wednesday. The report, published this week in the Temple News, contended that for years, the school failed to respond to the complaints. "We will get a recommendation with respect as to how it was handled and next steps in the next several days," board chairman Patrick O'Connor said.
Ex-Coach's Suit: Stadium Debut Questions Caused Firing
by Eric Heisig August 2014
A former baseball coach for the University of Wisconsin-Oskhosh is suing the school for allegedly retaliating against him after he accused officials of mishandling money earmarked for stadium renovations. Tom Lechnir coached at the university for 25 years. His contract was terminated in May 2013. In his lawsuit, filed Wednesday in federal court, Lechnir claims he was denied due process and was the subject of retaliation for speaking his mind about the school taking on debt to build the baseball stadium.
Braves Stadium Financing Foes Take Fight to High Court
by Dan Klepal; Staff August 2014
A Cobb Superior Court Judge's approval of the county's plan to issue up to $397 million in bonds for construction of the new Atlanta Braves stadium has been appealed to the state Supreme Court.
Family Sues District, Coach Over Return-to-Play Incident
by Kathy Boccella; Inquirer Staff Writer August 2014
The suit says the girl, now 16 and identified as M.U., suffered a traumatic brain injury that made her miss most of freshman year and that continues to cause headaches, fatigue, anxiety, and other symptoms two years after the collision on Aug. 20, 2012.
Settlement Reached in Basketball Player's Abuse Lawsuit
by Thomas Caywood, TELEGRAM & GAZETTE STAFF August 2014
The College of the Holy Cross has settled a lawsuit filed last year by former basketball player Ashley Cooper, who had alleged in her complaint that she was struck and verbally abused by veteran coach Bill Gibbons.
Woman Guilty of Robbing YMCA's Emergency Cash Fund
by Joe Macenka August 2014
A woman pleaded guilty Wednesday to robbing an employee of the Northside Family YMCA and forcing her to take money from the business's emergency cash box. Ashley D. Coles, 31, entered her plea to a single count of robbery in an appearance before Richmond Circuit Court Judge Bradley B. Cavedo, who scheduled sentencing for Oct. 29.
Ex-Players Clash Over NFL Concussion Settlement
by Brent Schrotenboer, USA TODAY Sports August 2014
Sean Morey has a pretty short temper. Sometimes he has even flown into a rage without knowing why -- a problem he attributes to brain injuries he suffered as an NFL player. "I take an antidepressant to lengthen my fuse," Morey tells USA TODAY Sports. But his passion still flares, especially when talking about one of his least favorite groups of people: the lawyers for retired players in the NFL concussion lawsuit.
Tulsa Player's Sex Assault Past Focus of Title IX Lawsuit
by Rachel Axon, USA TODAY Sports August 2014
A woman who said she was sexually assaulted by a Tulsa basketball player alleges the school knew or should have known about previous allegations against Patrick Swilling Jr., including similar alleged incidents at Tulsa and at a junior college he previously attended, according to a federal lawsuit filed against the school Monday.
Office Building Owner Sues Cobb, Braves Over Rezoning
by Dan Klepal; Staff August 2014
Fairly Breezy LLC, which owns about two acres on Heritage Court, across from the Braves stadium site, filed suit in Cobb Superior Court earlier this month, saying the county ignored zoning law that requires applicants to be specific about their development plans.
Class-Action Suit Against MLB Alleges Low Pay for Minors
by GLENN JORDAN, By GLENN JORDAN Staff Writer August 2014
Among the contentions is that while salaries for major leaguers have increased by 2,500 percent since 1976, minor league pay has risen only 75 percent over the same period, which saw inflation rise by more than 400 percent.