Law & Policy: Civil Actions
- Charges Dropped, Ousted Football Coach Sues School
by Michaelle Bond May 2017
Thomas Batgos, who coached at Conestoga for 11 years, accused the principal, the Tredyffrin/Easttown School District superintendent, and the father of fraud, defamation, and misrepresentation, among other complaints.
- Model Pleads No Contest in Locker Room Body Shaming
by Dayton Daily News May 2017
A Playboy centerfold was ordered to clean up graffiti Wednesday for secretly snapping a photo of a naked 71-year-old woman in a locker room and posting it online with a mocking comment.
- Visiting Judge to Hear Dayton Football Hazing Case
by Mark Gokavi May 2017
Retired Judge Peter Handwork is taking over the case of former University of Dayton football player Max Engel-hart after two other judges asked to be disqualified due to their ties to UD.
- Bucks to Partner with Community on Sports Complex
by Michelle Liu May 2017
As the Milwaukee Bucks' new arena takes form downtown, the team is now looking to put $750,000 toward a project of a different kind. The Bucks, in conjunction with partner Johnson Controls, will construct a $150,000 "multi-sport complex" at Milwaukee Public Schools' Browning Elementary School and the Silver Spring Neighborhood Center, both in Westlawn, on the northwest side of the city.
- Payout for Iowa Discrimination Suits Reaches $6.5M
by Courtney Cameron May 2017
Former Iowa athletic administrator Jane Meyer and her partner, former women’s field hockey coach Tracey Griesbaum, have settled discrimination suits filed against the University of Iowa for a total of $6.5 million.
- Construction on New Park Set to Begin
by Fox Valley Park District May 2017
Construction on the much-anticipated Blackhawk Park is set to begin this summer, following approval by the Fox Valley Park District Board of Commissioners for a $640,900 bid to R.C. Wegman Construction Company of Aurora.
- Atlanta United Soccer Facility Fuels Area Development
by Meris Lutz May 2017
The city of Marietta is preparing to spend another $5.8 million on the redevelopment of Franklin Gateway, a transitional neighborhood where Atlanta United opened a state-of-the-art training facility last month. City Council approved the purchase of a 7-acre shopping center at the corner of Franklin Gateway and South Marietta Parkway last month and expects to finalize the sale in June, said city spokesperson Lindsey Wiles. The city and property owners came to an agreement on the price tag without commissioning an appraisal. In 2017, the property was assessed at $4.4 million by the Cobb Board of Tax Assessors.
- Jillian Michaels Wins Landmark YouTube Case
by Nate Rau May 2017
The legal dispute between celebrity fitness guru Jillian Michaels and Lionsgate called into question whether free YouTube videos devalue a creator's paid content.
- Board Approves Construction for New Health Club
by Matthew Daigle May 2017
The Norway (Maine) Planning Board voted 4-0 Thursday to allow an Oxford resident to construct a private health club and fitness center on Aldrich Avenue. Jesse Wall has owned and operated TruStrength Athletics on Route 26 in Oxford since 2008.
- County to Address Fitness, Swim Lessons, More in Master Plan
by Dale White May 2017
For the first time since 1975, Manatee County is assembling a "master plan" for its parks and recreation programs and facilities. An analysis of existing conditions, a look at demographic trends and more than 1,500 responses from online, website and public meeting surveys of park users are being used to create a strategy for how best to provide public parks that serve the county's 363,000 residents as well as those yet to come. By 2035, Manatee's population could exceed 500,000. "There is no one right way to do this," David Barth, a parks planning consultant, advised the County Commission on Tuesday. Every parks master plan should be tailored to the community it serves, Barth emphasized.