Law & Policy: Civil Actions
Prison for Ex-FAMU Band Member Guilty in Fatal Hazing
by Stephen Hudak, Orlando Sentinel November 2014
Dante Martin, who faces up to 22 years in prison, showed no emotion as Circuit Judge Renee Roche read the verdict. Martin, 27, also was found guilty of felony hazing and two misdemeanor counts of hazing involving two other band members.
Prosecutor: Ex-FAMU Band Member Organized Hazing
by Charleston Gazette (West Virginia) October 2014
During opening statements in the manslaughter and hazing trial of 27-year-old Dante Martin, state attorney Jeff Ashton called the ritual that brought on Robert Champion's death in 2011 a "dark tradition inside FAMU's band."
HS Volunteer Accused of Asking Teens to Skinny Dip
by Nikie Mayo email@example.com 864-622-1708 October 2014
A volunteer who worked at Belton-Honea Path High School football games has been accused of encouraging teenage girls to skinny dip with him.
PSU Trustees Reject Bid to Reopen Sandusky Probe
by Susan Snyder; Inquirer Staff Writer October 2014
The proposal, introduced by alumni-backed trustees who for more than a year have been pushing the board to act - and preferably reject - the damning findings of former FBI Director Louis Freeh, won the support of only nine of the 26 board members who voted.
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.