• 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 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, (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 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.