Law & Policy: Civil Actions
Family Sues District, Coach Over Return-to-Play Incident
by Kathy Boccella; Inquirer Staff Writer August 2014
The suit says the girl, now 16 and identified as M.U., suffered a traumatic brain injury that made her miss most of freshman year and that continues to cause headaches, fatigue, anxiety, and other symptoms two years after the collision on Aug. 20, 2012.
Settlement Reached in Basketball Player's Abuse Lawsuit
by Thomas Caywood, TELEGRAM & GAZETTE STAFF August 2014
The College of the Holy Cross has settled a lawsuit filed last year by former basketball player Ashley Cooper, who had alleged in her complaint that she was struck and verbally abused by veteran coach Bill Gibbons.
Woman Guilty of Robbing YMCA's Emergency Cash Fund
by Joe Macenka August 2014
A woman pleaded guilty Wednesday to robbing an employee of the Northside Family YMCA and forcing her to take money from the business's emergency cash box. Ashley D. Coles, 31, entered her plea to a single count of robbery in an appearance before Richmond Circuit Court Judge Bradley B. Cavedo, who scheduled sentencing for Oct. 29.
Ex-Players Clash Over NFL Concussion Settlement
by Brent Schrotenboer, USA TODAY Sports August 2014
Sean Morey has a pretty short temper. Sometimes he has even flown into a rage without knowing why -- a problem he attributes to brain injuries he suffered as an NFL player. "I take an antidepressant to lengthen my fuse," Morey tells USA TODAY Sports. But his passion still flares, especially when talking about one of his least favorite groups of people: the lawyers for retired players in the NFL concussion lawsuit.
Tulsa Player's Sex Assault Past Focus of Title IX Lawsuit
by Rachel Axon, USA TODAY Sports August 2014
A woman who said she was sexually assaulted by a Tulsa basketball player alleges the school knew or should have known about previous allegations against Patrick Swilling Jr., including similar alleged incidents at Tulsa and at a junior college he previously attended, according to a federal lawsuit filed against the school Monday.
Office Building Owner Sues Cobb, Braves Over Rezoning
by Dan Klepal; Staff August 2014
Fairly Breezy LLC, which owns about two acres on Heritage Court, across from the Braves stadium site, filed suit in Cobb Superior Court earlier this month, saying the county ignored zoning law that requires applicants to be specific about their development plans.
Class-Action Suit Against MLB Alleges Low Pay for Minors
by GLENN JORDAN, By GLENN JORDAN Staff Writer August 2014
Among the contentions is that while salaries for major leaguers have increased by 2,500 percent since 1976, minor league pay has risen only 75 percent over the same period, which saw inflation rise by more than 400 percent.
Rooftop Owners Sue Chicago Over Wrigley Reno Plan
by Brian Slodysko and Fran Spielman August 2014
Owners of the rooftop clubs near Wrigley Field sued the city Thursday, seeking to block a city-backed plan that will allow the Cubs to expand the aging ballpark.
Park Director Found Guilty of Groping Female Employee
by Yolanda Jones email@example.com 901-333-2014 August 2014
Michael Mullins, 66, was found guilty of simple assault Wednesday by Judge Allen Couch during a bench trial in DeSoto County Court.
Woman Shoved by Police at UA Melee Files $375K Claim
by Darren DaRonco Arizona Daily Star August 2014
The University of Arizona student knocked over a bench by a Tucson police officer after the Wildcats lost in the NCAA basketball tournament has filed a $375,000 claim against the city.