Law & Policy: Civil Actions
Deadline Gone: Ousted Rec Director Mulls Legal Options
by Thomas J. Prohaska; News Niagara Reporter May 2015
The legal deadline for a State Supreme Court lawsuit against the City of Lockport from former Youth and Recreation Director Melissa I. Junke ran out this week. However, her attorney said Junke still has other legal options that aren't constrained by the deadline as she seeks to challenge her ouster.
Teen Accused of Firing Gun Inside Gym Sentenced
by Mark Wilson firstname.lastname@example.org May 2015
A teenager accused of firing a handgun inside the C.K. Newsome Center gym will serve slightly less than half of the combined sentences he received for that incident as well as a previous robbery conviction.
Examining Membership Agreement Language in YMCA Lawsuit
by Kristi Schoepfer-Bochicchio May 2015
James Walters was on his way to his YMCA's indoor pool when he slipped and fell at the bottom of steps that led to the pool area. All of the steps — with the exception of the bottom step — were protected by slip-resistant rubber stair treads. Due to excessive wear, the non-slip tread on the bottom stair had been removed. Walters sustained significant injuries in the fall and required knee surgery.
Man Accused of Scamming Hawaii Athletics Gets Prison
by Michael Tsai May 2015
Marc Hubbard: The North Carolina man is accused of scamming the University of Hawaii out of $200,000 with false claims that he could arrange to have musician Stevie Wonder appear at a fundraiser for the UH athletic department.
Alleged Hazer to Sue Sayreville High School, Police
by Laura Godlewski May 2015
One of the seven Sayreville football players arrested after alleged hazing and sexual assault incidents will file a civil rights suit for damages resulting from his arrest and suspension.
Mother of Basketball Player Who Died Sues High School
by George Slefo May 2015
Jermaine Cullum, a 16-year-old student at Christ the King Jesuit College Prep, collapsed on the hardwood floor as he went after a layup during the Team Rose AAU Shootout on May 3, 2014, at Riverside Brookfield High School, according to the lawsuit filed Thursday in the Cook County Circuit Court.
Fan Sets Flag on Fire at Arena, Gets Charged with Arson
by Staff reports May 2015
A Detroit Red Wings fan was arrested Wednesday night on charges she set fire to a huge Tampa Bay Lightning flag as it was passed over the sold-out crowd at the decisive NHL playoff game at Amalie Arena.
Opinion: Death of NFL Likely as CTE Lawsuits Mount
by Rick Shaffer, The Boston Herald May 2015
Let me begin by saying I am a hypocrite - I love watching pro football, despite its inherent contradictions and, especially, dangers. But in the not-too-distant future, all of the NFL's money may not be able to keep the league in business.
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.