Law & Policy: Civil Actions
Former Dixie State Basketball Players Sue Ex-Coach
by Amy Donaldson, Deseret News April 2015
A lifetime of working to fulfill dreams of playing college basketball ended in a nightmarish experience for two former Dixie State players, they say. Austen Harris and Nanea Woods claim their former basketball coach harassed them about their sexual orientation, forced them to participate in religious activities and treated them differently because of their race.
Jameis Winston Accuser Files Civil Suit
by JOEY JOHNSTON Tribune staff April 2015
Erica Kinsman, a former FSU student, filed a civil lawsuit in Orange County Circuit Court, claiming sexual battery, assault, false imprisonment and intentional infliction of emotional distress arising out of forcible rape.
YMCA Expansion Plan Back in Court Over Alley Issue
by NICOLE CHYNOWETH April 2015
Some hope exists an agreement will be reached to put an end to the complicated legal entanglement that has stemmed from the planned expansion of the Ligonier Valley YMCA.
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.
Woman Wins $980K in Fitness Center Injury Suit
by NEWS STAFF REPORT April 2015
A Buffalo woman has been awarded $980,000 for her pain and suffering after discs in her neck were damaged during a workout at a North Buffalo fitness center.
No Joy in Bostonians' Reactions to Tsarnaev Verdict
by G. Jeffrey MacDonald, and Marisol Bello, USA TODAY April 2015
Cries of justice spread quickly Wednesday when the jury found Tsarnaev, 21, guilty on all 30 counts in the bombing attack that also injured 260 people.
Ex-Kicker Sues Bucs for $20M Over MRSA Infection
by Roy Cummings, Tribune staff April 2015
Lawrence Tynes is suing the Buccaneers for creating the unsanitary conditions that allowed him to contract the MRSA infection that eventually ended his career, his attorneys wrote in a press release issued Monday.
Judge: Cubs Can Block Rooftop Owners' Wrigley Views
by Kim Janssen April 2015
Just 72 hours before Opening Day, a federal judge has dashed the hopes of Wrigley Field rooftop bar owners - refusing to ban the Cubs from installing outfield signs that will block the rooftop owners' lucrative views into the ballpark.
UW Forward Hayes Part of Suit Seeking Athlete Pay
by Josh Peter, @joshpeter11, USA TODAY Sports April 2015
Nigel Hayes has emerged as a March Madness celebrity, thanks to his puckish interactions with news conference stenographers.
No Criminal Charges in High School Soccer Hazing
by Ray Chandler Special to Independent Mail March 2015
Five members of the Walhalla High School soccer team were suspended and removed from the team last week after a student reported to school officials the treatment to which he had been subjected while traveling on the team bus from a varsity game at Pickens High School.