Law & Policy: Civil Actions
Oklahoma State Sues New Mexico State Over Pistol Pete
by Mike Bush JOURNAL STAFF WRITER October 2014
OSU filed suit Monday in federal court in Oklahoma, seeking to stop NMSU from infringing on what it sees as its trademarked mascot.
Junior Hockey Players File $180M Lawsuit Over Wages
by Chris Derrick firstname.lastname@example.org, (509) 459-5502 October 2014
The suit seeks $180 million in compensation from the Canadian Hockey League and its 60 teams in three regional leagues that "conspired" to force thousands of young players into signing contracts that breach minimum wage laws.
Attorney: School Not Liable for Naked Alum on Road Trip
by Jamie Satterfield email@example.com 865-342-6308 October 2014
The father of a 15-year-old Chuckey-Doak High School wrestler is seeking in the February incident at a Days Inn pool, in which a 20-year-old former wrestler got naked in front of athletes.
School, Coach Sued for Negligence in Runner Injury
by John T. Wolohan October 2014
One of the common defenses against a negligence lawsuit is sovereign or governmental immunity, which was developed in common law to provide government organizations and their employees with protection against legal liability in a lawsuit. While there are many benefits of sovereign or governmental immunity, the general theory behind the immunity is that it would be unfair to penalize all the citizens of the state for the benefit of a single person.
UT Files to Protect Documents in Discrimination Case
by Dan Fleser, Knoxville News-Sentinel October 2014
The University of Tennessee filed a protective order Friday in district court, seeking to prohibit extrajudicial use or disclosure of documents, information and testimony produced in discovery for a lawsuit filed by three former athletic department employees.
'Beanie' Wells Sues Doctors Over Achilles Injury Fixes
by James M. McCarty October 2014
Former Ohio State and NFL star running back Chris "Beanie" Wells sued several Columbus-area doctors Tuesday, accusing them of committing fraud and medical malpractice, and endangering his professional career.
Prep Coach Might Face Charge for Kicking Player in Groin
by David Benda, Record Searchlight October 2014
A complaint that Shasta High School football coach Aaron Gingery kicked a 16-year-old player in the groin has been forwarded to the Shasta County District Attorney’s Office, which is mulling over a misdemeanor battery to a child charge for Gingery.
Duerson Estate Critical of NFL's Compensation for CTE
by Gary Mihoces, @ByGaryMihoces, USA TODAY Sports October 2014
An attorney for the estate of the late Chicago Bears safety Dave Duerson plans to tell a federal judge that a tentative settlement in concussion lawsuits against the NFL is "atrocious" in the way it unfairly restricts compensation for CTE.
Winston Attorney: FSU Not Protecting QB's Interests
by Orlando Sentinel October 2014
Jameis Winston’s attorney sent a letter to Florida State on Tuesday arguing the school is failing to protect the quarterback’s interests. David Cornwell, Winston’s attorney, criticized Florida State’s Title IX investigation into a sexual assault allegation made against Winston.
Willingham Lawyer Seeks to Name UNC Officials in Suit
by Laura Oleniacz, firstname.lastname@example.org October 2014
The attorney for former UNC-Chapel Hill learning specialist Mary Willingham is seeking to add Chapel Hill administrators to the retaliation lawsuit that she filed against the school and UNC system.