Law & Policy: Civil Actions
Couple Sues Chicago White Sox Over Parking Lot Attack
by Ashlee Rezin May 2015
Two people who claim they were attacked in a U.S. Cellular Field parking lot after a baseball game last year have filed a lawsuit against the Chicago White Sox, claiming the lot did not have proper security.
Suit Details Alleged Hazing in St. Joe's Softball Program
by Susan Snyder; Inquirer Staff Writer May 2015
When St. Joseph's University suspended play for its women's varsity softball team earlier this month - amid allegations of hazing and bullying - the school declined to detail those allegations.
IHSA Bolsters Concussion-Prevention Initiatives
by Laura Godlewski May 2015
The Illinois High School Association recently introduced several concussion-prevention initiatives after a lawsuit was filed accusing it of doing too little to protect student-athletes from head injuries.
Family to Sue After Autopsy Finds Montador Had CTE
by John Vogl; News Sports Reporter May 2015
Steve Montador's family learned Tuesday he suffered from chronic traumatic encephalopathy, the degenerative brain disorder commonly known as CTE.
Lawsuit: Baseball Organizer Didn't Deliver Tournaments
by Randy Ludlow May 2015
A New Albany man accepted deposits of as much as $5,000 from youth baseball teams but failed to put on promised tournaments, according to a state lawsuit.
Deadline Gone: Ousted Rec Director Mulls Legal Options
by Thomas J. Prohaska; News Niagara Reporter May 2015
The legal deadline for a State Supreme Court lawsuit against the City of Lockport from former Youth and Recreation Director Melissa I. Junke ran out this week. However, her attorney said Junke still has other legal options that aren't constrained by the deadline as she seeks to challenge her ouster.
Teen Accused of Firing Gun Inside Gym Sentenced
by Mark Wilson firstname.lastname@example.org May 2015
A teenager accused of firing a handgun inside the C.K. Newsome Center gym will serve slightly less than half of the combined sentences he received for that incident as well as a previous robbery conviction.
Examining Membership Agreement Language in YMCA Lawsuit
by Kristi Schoepfer-Bochicchio May 2015
James Walters was on his way to his YMCA's indoor pool when he slipped and fell at the bottom of steps that led to the pool area. All of the steps — with the exception of the bottom step — were protected by slip-resistant rubber stair treads. Due to excessive wear, the non-slip tread on the bottom stair had been removed. Walters sustained significant injuries in the fall and required knee surgery.
Man Accused of Scamming Hawaii Athletics Gets Prison
by Michael Tsai May 2015
Marc Hubbard: The North Carolina man is accused of scamming the University of Hawaii out of $200,000 with false claims that he could arrange to have musician Stevie Wonder appear at a fundraiser for the UH athletic department.
Alleged Hazer to Sue Sayreville High School, Police
by Laura Godlewski May 2015
One of the seven Sayreville football players arrested after alleged hazing and sexual assault incidents will file a civil rights suit for damages resulting from his arrest and suspension.