Law & Policy: Civil Actions
Judge Approves $765M NFL Concussion Settlement
by Jeremy Roebuck; Inquirer Staff Writer April 2015
The deal marked a significant step toward ending what has been one of the most protracted and publicly debated legal fights in the history of the league.
Wrigley Rooftop Businesses Drop Signage Lawsuit
by Press Services April 2015
A federal judge granted a request by owners of Wrigley rooftop businesses to withdraw their lawsuit against the city of Chicago and its Landmarks Commission, which sought to throw out the panel’s decision allowing the Cubs to install its outfield signs.
Former Dixie State Basketball Players Sue Ex-Coach
by Amy Donaldson, Deseret News April 2015
A lifetime of working to fulfill dreams of playing college basketball ended in a nightmarish experience for two former Dixie State players, they say. Austen Harris and Nanea Woods claim their former basketball coach harassed them about their sexual orientation, forced them to participate in religious activities and treated them differently because of their race.
Jameis Winston Accuser Files Civil Suit
by JOEY JOHNSTON Tribune staff April 2015
Erica Kinsman, a former FSU student, filed a civil lawsuit in Orange County Circuit Court, claiming sexual battery, assault, false imprisonment and intentional infliction of emotional distress arising out of forcible rape.
YMCA Expansion Plan Back in Court Over Alley Issue
by NICOLE CHYNOWETH April 2015
Some hope exists an agreement will be reached to put an end to the complicated legal entanglement that has stemmed from the planned expansion of the Ligonier Valley YMCA.
NCAA Wants Gender Bias Suit Thrown Out
by Stuart Goldman April 2015
The National Collegiate Athletics Association (NCAA) recently made a bid to have a class-action lawsuit accusing the NCAA of gender discrimination thrown out.
Woman Wins $980K in Fitness Center Injury Suit
by NEWS STAFF REPORT April 2015
A Buffalo woman has been awarded $980,000 for her pain and suffering after discs in her neck were damaged during a workout at a North Buffalo fitness center.
No Joy in Bostonians' Reactions to Tsarnaev Verdict
by G. Jeffrey MacDonald, and Marisol Bello, USA TODAY April 2015
Cries of justice spread quickly Wednesday when the jury found Tsarnaev, 21, guilty on all 30 counts in the bombing attack that also injured 260 people.
Ex-Kicker Sues Bucs for $20M Over MRSA Infection
by Roy Cummings, Tribune staff April 2015
Lawrence Tynes is suing the Buccaneers for creating the unsanitary conditions that allowed him to contract the MRSA infection that eventually ended his career, his attorneys wrote in a press release issued Monday.
Judge: Cubs Can Block Rooftop Owners' Wrigley Views
by Kim Janssen April 2015
Just 72 hours before Opening Day, a federal judge has dashed the hopes of Wrigley Field rooftop bar owners - refusing to ban the Cubs from installing outfield signs that will block the rooftop owners' lucrative views into the ballpark.