Law & Policy: Civil Actions
LA Fitness Sued for Negligence in Basketball Game Attack
by Kristi Schoepfer-Bochicchio, J.D. July 2014
Cornelius Lister was a member of the LA Fitness facility in Andorra, Pa., when a physical altercation broke out during a basketball game in September 2012. Lister sustained a variety of injuries when four men attacked him during the game. One of the assailants was a member of the club, but the second identified by police was not a member. Police did not identify the other two assailants. The LA Fitness employee working at the front desk allowed non-members to enter the club and play despite access to the basketball court being limited to club members only.
Jury Trial Set to Begin in MLB Beanball Bat Attack Case
by Super User July 2014
BRIDGEPORT, Conn. -- A jury has been seated to hear a lawsuit accusing former major leaguer Jose Offerman of a baseball bat attack during a 2007 minor league game in Connecticut.
Kluwe's Lawyer: We'll Sue Vikings Over Anti-Gay Coach
by Super User July 2014
Former Minnesota Vikings punter Chris Kluwe intends to sue the team over allegations of anti-gay conduct by a coach, his lawyer said Tuesday.
Former Rec Coach Indicted on Additional Abuse Charges
by Melissa Powell email@example.com 381-8621 July 2014
A former volunteer soccer coach awaiting trial in Pulaski County on three counts of taking indecent liberties with minors has been indicted on new charges out of Giles County. Russell K. Simpson, 44, of Pulaski, is now also facing two counts of forcible sodomy of a child under the age of 13 and one count of taking indecent liberties with a person under the age of 15, according to Pulaski County Assistant Commonwealth's Attorney Naomi Huntington, who has been appointed special prosecutor.
Appeals Court Allows Foul Ball Injury Suit to Proceed
by Bill Rankin; Staff July 2014
The Braves, joined by Major League Baseball Commissioner Bud Selig, had asked the court to recognize the so-called "Baseball Rule" as the law in Georgia.
Group Looks to Block Temple's Purchase of High School
by Martha Woodall; Inquirer Staff Writer July 2014
Angered by the Philadelphia School Reform Commission's decision to sell the shuttered William Penn High School to Temple University, a neighborhood group has made good on its threat to take legal action.
Hawks Fan Hit by Puck Suing United Center Over Netting
by BECKY SCHLIKERMAN. Staff Reporter July 2014
Blackhawks fan Patricia Higgins has filed a personal-injury lawsuit more than a year after she was struck in the face by an errant puck during Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Finals.
Councilman: Dodgers Should Have Settled, Avoided Court
by Matthew Fleming and Joanna Clay July 2014
Los Angeles seemed to breathe a sigh of relief Wednesday as a jury ruled the Dodgers organization was partly responsible for the beating of Bryan Stow after a game by two fans, awarding him nearly $18 million.
Details Emerge in Lifetime Fitness Sex Assault Case
by Lee Filas, firstname.lastname@example.org July 2014
Details in court and police documents allege former Chicago Bull Eric "Rick" Brunson inappropriately touched a massage therapist and tried to force her to perform oral sex at Lifetime Fitness in Vernon Hills.
Dodger Stadium Beating Victim Wins $18M Jury Award
by Wire Reports July 2014
A Giants fan who suffered brain damage in a stadium parking lot beating won his negligence suit against the Dodgers on Wednesday, with a jury awarding about $18 million but dividing responsibility among the club and the two men who beat him.