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  • Judge: November Vote Makes HS Track Petition Irrelevant

    by Matt Hongoltz-Hetling Valley News Staff Writer October 2014

    A Vermont Superior Court judge dismissed a court case against the town of Hartford Friday, ruling that because a $3.5 million bond for a high school track will be on the November ballot, there is no need to decide whether the town erred in blocking a citizen petition on the same topic.

  • Suit Filed Against FIFA Over Women's World Cup Turf

    by Dr. David Geier October 2014

    The players are demanding that FIFA and the CSA reverse their decision to play next year's Women's World Cup on artificial turf.

  • San Francisco to Pay $15M in Fatal Park Incident

    by The Associated Press October 2014

    The woman was relaxing with her 11-month-old baby and dog in the grass at Holly Park when she was run over by a city Recreation and Park Department truck.

  • Knicks Fan Suing Garden Over Right to Trash Talk 'Melo

    by Julia Marsh October 2014

    A loudmouth New York Knicks fan is hauling Madison Square Garden to court over his right to taunt star forward Carmelo Anthony.

  • Ex-Band Director Sues OSU Seeking Job, $1M in Damages

    by Laura A. Bischoff September 2014

    Jonathan Waters on Friday filed a lawsuit in U.S. District Court against the university that seeks to get his job back and at least $1 million in damages.

  • Ex-MLB Pitcher Sues Over Little League Lewdness Claim

    by Molly Eichel September 2014

    FORMER Phillie Mitch Williams is suing his former employer MLB Network for breach of contract, wrongful termination and defamation, and Gawker Media, the company that owns the sports-news site Deadspin, for defamation, stemming from a story that Deadspin reported about Williams' behavior at his 10-year-old son's baseball tournament. The suit was filed in the Superior Court of New Jersey, Camden County. "We are aware that Mitch Williams has filed a lawsuit against MLB Network," a spokesman for MLB Network said in a statement. "We have not received it, but we have reviewed the reported claims in the statement issued today by his lawyer and there are inaccuracies included throughout.

  • USC, Kiffin Sued by Cornerback 'Forced' to Play While Sick

    by Scott Wolf, Press - Telegram September 2014

    Former USC cornerback Brian Baucham filed a lawsuit against the university and former coach Lane Kiffin on Monday, alleging he suffered permanent injuries after being forced to play in a game while he was ill in 2012.

  • Gonzaga, City Settle with Kayaker's Family for $550K

    by Nicholas Deshais nickd@spokesman.com, (509) 459-5440 September 2014

    Christopher Gormley, a Gonzaga University freshman at the time, died after his kayak tipped in the cold, treacherous waters of Rock Lake more than two years ago.

  • YMCA Branch Takes Issue with Audit's 'Fraud' Claims

    by DALE WHITE September 2014

    Representatives of the Manatee County YMCA say county officials' comments alleging "fraud" have unjustly harmed the nonprofit's reputation, its potential to attract future donors and possibly its pending application for a charter school.

  • Ex-Coach Sentenced to 20 Years for Videotaping Girls

    by Len Wells September 2014

    Under a plea agreement reached Wednesday afternoon, former Fairfield (Illinois) Community High School math teacher and cross-country coach Timothy Going will be sentenced to 20 years in federal prison for secretly videotaping female student athletes.