RECENT ARTICLES
  • 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.

  • 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. 

  • 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.

  • High School AD Sues Local Police Department for $10M

    by Michael Gaio March 2015

    As a general rule, nothing good comes from disputes in the stands at sporting events. Take this story from Rahway High School in New Jersey as the latest example:

  • City Employee Indicted for Stealing More Than $400K

    by Laura Godlewski, Athletic Business Intern March 2015

    A former office manager for the Bloomington, Indiana parks and recreation department has been indicted by a federal grand jury on a wire fraud charge. According to the U.S. Department of Justice, Judith Seigle allegedly stole more than $400,000 over a period of 13 years from the department. Seigle is the second city employee in less than a year that has been charged with taking money intended for use by the city. 

  • Dance Team Member Files Lawsuit After Hazing Incident

    by Laura Godlewski, Athletic Business Intern March 2015

    An Oregon high school, its school district, and its administration are under scrutiny after a student and former dance team member filed a lawsuit claiming her constitutional rights were violated.

    According to the lawsuit, the 14-year-old was blindfolded, harassed, humiliated, and abused by older members of the Lakeridge High School dance team, as well as other students from the school during hazing events. She was then told by various school officials to remain quiet about what took place. 

  • Winnipeg's CFL Stadium's Poor Design Leads to Lawsuit

    by Laura Godlewski, Athletic Business Intern March 2015

    Owners of Investors Group Field, home of the CFL's Winnipeg Blue Bombers, are suing the architect and builder of the stadium for faulty design and construction and are seeking money to pay for extensive repairs at the stadium. 

  • Oregon Sexual Assault Case Highlights Bigger Issue

    by Michael Gaio March 2015

    Ugly details have emerged regarding an alleged sexual assault at the University of Oregon and the school’s handling of the lawsuit that followed.

  • New York High Schools Sue Over Eligibility Rule Change

    by Laura Godlewski, Athletic Business Intern March 2015

    A new rule regarding athletic eligibility at charter and private schools in upstate New York has caused nine schools to sue in order to overturn the rule. The rule states that students who transfer to a new school without changing residency would be ineligible to participate in sports at the school for a year. 

  • Court Rules Toronto YMCA Must Pay Property Taxes

    by Laura Godlewski, Athletic Business Intern February 2015

    On Wednesday, the Appeal Court in Toronto, Ont., ruled that the YMCA will have to pay property taxes on four buildings it leases in Toronto.