Law & Policy: Civil Actions
Pop Warner Football Blamed for Former Player’s Suicide
by Michael Gaio February 2015
Pop Warner youth football is being sued for $5 million following the suicide of 25-year-old Wisconsin man. The lawsuit, filed by the man’s mother, alleges her son suffered severe brain damage caused by playing youth football and that Pop Warner failed to warn players about, and protect them from, the dangers of head trauma.
Foam Pit Cited in Paralyzed Man's Trampoline Suit
by Steve Visser; Staff February 2015
A youth football coach has filed a lawsuit against a Peachtree City "adventure" company over a trampoline accident that left him paralyzed.
Sex Assault Conviction Would Sink Olympic Dream
by Mark Gokavi February 2015
Brock Turner's U.S. Olympic dream would be over if he is found guilty of a felony or any sexually related violation of USA Swimming's code of conduct, the organization's spokesman said Tuesday.
Ex-Coach Gets 20 Years Over Locker Room Video
by Len Wells, Special to the Courier and Press February 2015
A federal judge has sentenced former Fairfield, Illinois, high school math teacher and cross-country coach Timothy C. Going to 20 years in prison for secretly videotaping female student athletes.
Judge to Players, NFL: Refine Concussion Settlement
by Jeremy Roebuck, Inquirer Staff Writer February 2015
It's back to the negotiating table for the NFL and thousands of its former players suing the league over concussion-related health problems.
Georgia Supreme Court to Hear Braves Stadium Issue
by Dan Klepal, Staff February 2015
The Georgia Supreme Court today will hear arguments against Cobb County's plan to issue up to $397 million in bonds for the public financing of the new Atlanta Braves stadium.
Jury: Vanderbilt Rape Defendants Guilty on All Charges
by Michael Gaio January 2015
Two former Vanderbilt football players who once had promising futures are now convicted rapists. A Nashville jury found Brandon Vandenburg, 21, of Indio, Calif. and Cory Batey, 21, of Nashville guilty of a total of 16 felony charges after raping an unconscious former student in a Vanderbilt dorm on June 23, 2013. Two other defendants, Brandon Banks and Jaborian "Tip" McKenzie, who are also former Vanderbilt football players, are also accused in the case. They are awaiting trial.
Swimmer Leaves Stanford Amid Assault Charges
by Staff Report January 2015
Several California publications are reporting that a Stanford University freshman swimmer from Oakwood High School has been charged with felony sexual assault involving what university police said was an on-campus attack.
YMCA Sued Over Injuries Caused by Water Play Feature
by Steven Matthews January 2015
The YMCA of Greater Dayton has been named as a defendant in a lawsuit after a female minor suffered injuries while visiting the Kroger Aquatic Center at The Heights in Huber Heights last summer.
Cubs Sued Over Wrigley Rooftop Revenue Sharing
by Jared Hopkins, Tribune reporter January 2015
Businesses owning and operating two Wrigley rooftops sued the Chicago Cubs and team chairman Tom Ricketts in federal court Tuesday, accusing the team of breaching the terms of its revenue-sharing contract, engaging in deceptive business practices and acting in violation of anti-trust laws.