Law & Policy: Civil Actions
High School AD Pleads Guilty to Bid-Rigging
by Andrew Brandt September 2014
Fitzgerald Barnes, athletic director at Monticello High School in Charlottesville, Va., pleaded guilty to embezzling money from federal taxpayers on Friday in federal court.
Former HS Basketball Player Cut from Team, Sues School
by Michael Gaio September 2014
Getting cut from a high school athletic team can be a tough pill to swallow. For former Ohio basketball player Chase Johanson, the remedy has come in the form of a lawsuit.
NY Post: Prep AD Knew of Coach-Athlete Relationships
by BRAD HAMILTON September 2014
Two female basketball coaches at a Catholic high school bedded students for years under the watch of a skirt-chasing athletic director, according to an alleged victim and three school sources.
Pay at Issue as Buffalo Jills Suit Allowed to Progress
by Jane Kwiatkowski Radlich; News Staff Reporter September 2014
Five former Buffalo Jills have something to cheer about after a State Supreme Court justice recently allowed them to move ahead with their wages lawsuit against the Buffalo Bills.
Former Temple Track Coach Accused of Abusive Ways
by Susan Snyder August 2014
Temple University is examining allegations raised in a student newspaper that a former head coach of track and field verbally abused, intimidated, and compromised the safety of his athletes, the chairman of the university board of trustees said Wednesday. The report, published this week in the Temple News, contended that for years, the school failed to respond to the complaints. "We will get a recommendation with respect as to how it was handled and next steps in the next several days," board chairman Patrick O'Connor said.
Ex-Coach's Suit: Stadium Debut Questions Caused Firing
by Eric Heisig August 2014
A former baseball coach for the University of Wisconsin-Oskhosh is suing the school for allegedly retaliating against him after he accused officials of mishandling money earmarked for stadium renovations. Tom Lechnir coached at the university for 25 years. His contract was terminated in May 2013. In his lawsuit, filed Wednesday in federal court, Lechnir claims he was denied due process and was the subject of retaliation for speaking his mind about the school taking on debt to build the baseball stadium.
Braves Stadium Financing Foes Take Fight to High Court
by Dan Klepal; Staff August 2014
A Cobb Superior Court Judge's approval of the county's plan to issue up to $397 million in bonds for construction of the new Atlanta Braves stadium has been appealed to the state Supreme Court.
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.