Law & Policy: Civil Actions
Lawsuit Accuses Cowboys Owner Jones of Sex Assault
by Scott Farwell, Dallas Morning News September 2014
An Oklahoma woman sued Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones on Monday, accusing him of sexual assault during a June 2009 incident in a North Texas hotel.
Charleston Reaches Settlement with Former Coach Wojcik
by firstname.lastname@example.org September 2014
As it turns out, former College of Charleston basketball coach Doug Wojcik will not get a chance to tell his side of the story in a court of law.
FSU Talks to Accuser as Part of Title IX Winston Probe
by Rachel Axon, USA TODAY Sports September 2014
Florida State is proceeding with a school investigation of Heisman Trophy-winning quarterback Jameis Winston related to allegations he raped a fellow FSU student in 2012, an attorney for the woman told USA TODAY Sports.
High School AD Pleads Guilty to Bid-Rigging
by Andrew Brandt September 2014
Fitzgerald Barnes, athletic director at Monticello High School in Charlottesville, Va., pleaded guilty to embezzling money from federal taxpayers on Friday in federal court.
Former HS Basketball Player Cut from Team, Sues School
by Michael Gaio September 2014
Getting cut from a high school athletic team can be a tough pill to swallow. For former Ohio basketball player Chase Johanson, the remedy has come in the form of a lawsuit.
NY Post: Prep AD Knew of Coach-Athlete Relationships
by BRAD HAMILTON September 2014
Two female basketball coaches at a Catholic high school bedded students for years under the watch of a skirt-chasing athletic director, according to an alleged victim and three school sources.
Pay at Issue as Buffalo Jills Suit Allowed to Progress
by Jane Kwiatkowski Radlich; News Staff Reporter September 2014
Five former Buffalo Jills have something to cheer about after a State Supreme Court justice recently allowed them to move ahead with their wages lawsuit against the Buffalo Bills.
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.