Law & Policy: Civil Actions
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.
Woman Shoved by Police in Post-Tourney Crowd Sues
by Yoohyun Jung Arizona Daily Star February 2015
The woman who was knocked over a bench by a Tucson police sergeant when a large crowd gathered in Main Gate Square last March filed a lawsuit Wednesday.
Prep Football Players Plead Not Guilty in Sodomy Case
by Josh Barnett, USA TODAY Sports February 2015
Four freshman football players at a high school outside Kirkland, Wash., have pleaded not guilty to charges of second-degree attempted rape for attempting to sodomize a special needs student in the boys locker room.
NY Sports Club Employees File Class-Action Lawsuit
by Julia Marsh February 2015
It's all pain, no gain for employees at Manhattan's largest gym chain, according to a new class-action lawsuit.
Two Fall Lawsuits Cite Civic Center's Unmarked Step
by Kate White, Staff writer February 2015
A former West Virginia University basketball player and a high school cheerleading coach have sued the city of Charleston and a flooring company, after they allegedly fell and injured themselves in the same place at the Charleston Civic Center.
NFL Concussion Settlement to Include Five Changes
by Jeremy Roebuck, Inquirer Staff Writer February 2015
The proposed deal between the NFL and its retired players addressing long-term effects of repeated concussions is inching closer to final approval, as lawyers amended their settlement proposal to include five changes requested by a federal judge.
Lawsuit Seeks Better Pay for Minor League Players
by GLENN JORDAN Staff Writer February 2015
The lawsuit, filed a year ago on behalf of former minor-league players, claims that MLB routinely pays minor leaguers less than minimum wage and ignores overtime, in violation of the Fair Labor Standards Act.
Pop Warner Football Blamed for Former Player’s Suicide
by Michael Gaio February 2015
Pop Warner youth football is being sued for $5 million following the suicide of 25-year-old Wisconsin man. The lawsuit, filed by the man’s mother, alleges her son suffered severe brain damage caused by playing youth football and that Pop Warner failed to warn players about, and protect them from, the dangers of head trauma.
Foam Pit Cited in Paralyzed Man's Trampoline Suit
by Steve Visser; Staff February 2015
A youth football coach has filed a lawsuit against a Peachtree City "adventure" company over a trampoline accident that left him paralyzed.