Law & Policy: Civil Actions
Calif. Bill Would Pay Pro Cheerleaders Minimum Wage
by Laura Godlewski July 2015
Cheerleaders for professional teams in California might soon receive minimum wage as well as overtime and sick leave if the governor signs a bill that has already been approved by the state Senate.
Texas Club Volleyball Owner Accused of Sexual Assault
by Stuart Goldman July 2015
The owner of a club volleyball gym in Texas is accused of raping a 16-year-old girl at her residence and giving her and other girls marijuana.
Former Prep Alleges Abuse During '80s Athletic Trips
by Pat Eaton-Robb, New Haven Register July 2015
A former student at a Massachusetts preparatory school has filed a federal lawsuit alleging he was sexually abused by a faculty member while on athletic trips to Connecticut in the 1980s.
Former Illini Women's Basketball Players File Race Suit
by Stefano Esposito, Chicago Sun-Times July 2015
Seven former University of Illinois women's basketball players are suing the basketball program's head coach and former associate coach, alleging they created a "racially hostile environment" - including segregating players during practice and while traveling.
With Lawsuit Denied, Synthetic Turf Project Pushes On
by Katlyn Smith, Chicago Daily Herald July 2015
Glen Ellyn Park District will pursue plans to install artificial turf on a Newton Park field after a DuPage County judge denied a bid from neighbors to suspend construction.
Lawsuit Claims Ohio YMCA Violated ADA
by Laura Godlewski July 2015
A Cincinnati woman is suing the Great Miami Valley YMCA claiming that the organization discriminated against her six year old son who has Down syndrome. The lawsuit alleges that the YMCA is violating the federal American with Disabilities Act, the federal Rehabilitation Act and Ohio law by not attempting to make “reasonable accommodations” for Steven.
Columnist: JRW Won't Back Down in Little League Fight
by Mary Mitchell, Chicago Sun-Times June 2015
The Jackie Robinson West champions and their parents sat silently last week as attorney Victor Henderson announced the long-awaited court filing against Little League International.
Report: FSU Freshman QB Punched Woman in Face
by Paul Steinbach June 2015
More off-field quarterback controversy at Florida State. Seminoles head coach Jimbo Fisher has suspended freshman quarterback De’Andre Johnson indefinitely for an undisclosed violation of team rules.
Lawsuit Over WVU Sports Broadcast Rights Settled
by Charleston Gazette (West Virginia) June 2015
A lawsuit alleging improprieties with the awarding of media rights for radio and other media broadcasts of West Virginia University sports has been settled, according to a statement issued Wednesday by WVU.
Sentenced to Death, Marathon Bomber Offers Apology
by Richard A. Serrano, Tribune News Service June 2015
In a thick Russian accent - with his head bowed and body shaking - the man who appeared cold and emotionless throughout his trial for blowing up the Boston Marathon two years ago stood in federal court Wednesday and apologized for detonating one of two bombs at the historic race.