Law & Policy: Civil Actions
- Paterno Family Drops Lawsuit Against NCAA
by Penn State AP July 2017
The family of Penn State ex-football coach Joe Paterno is dropping a lawsuit against the NCAA
- Used Needles at Ballfield Concern Little League, Board
by Telegram & Gazette June 2017
Conditions at the baseball fields at Ash Street have the Clinton Little League concerned. So president Matt Kobus, while promising volunteers to help out, asked selectmen for support from the town to clear overgrown areas by the Oxford Court area.
- Ordinance Proposed for Scoreboards in Park
by Nancy Bowman June 2017
A proposed ordinance would clear the way for a new larger scoreboard at the improved stadium being planned for City Park. The Tipp City Planning Board voted June 13 to recommend City Council approve the ordinance that would add scoreboard sign regulations to city codes.
- Ex-Employees File Suit in Ooltewah HS Rape Case
by Kendi Rainwater June 2017
In the wake of the 2015 Ooltewah High School rape, three former employees of the school claim they were mistreated and should receive millions of dollars in damages.
- Family Sues Waterpark Over Brain-Eating Amoeba
by Jim Wilhelm June 2017
The family of a Westerville woman who died after contracting a brain-eating amoeba filed a lawsuit Monday in federal court in Columbus against a North Carolina outdoor recreational park and the firm that designed and engineered it.
- Man Accused of Exposing Self at Public Pool
by Stefanie Dazio June 2017
A Queens man is accused of exposing himself at a Wantagh pool on Sunday afternoon, Nassau County police said.
- Gym Mat Death: FBI Video Inquiry Questioned
by Christian Boone June 2017
Nearly two years before the U.S. Department of Justice completed its probe into the bizarre death of Kendrick Johnson, an FBI video analysis concluded the main targets of its investigation were nowhere near the Lowndes High School gymnasium in Valdosta where the 17-year-old victim was discovered in a rolled-up gym mat.
- Council Approves Tax Plan for Philips Arena Renovation
by Leon Stafford June 2017
Seven months after Mayor Kasim Reed made renovation of Philips Arena part of the deal to keep the Atlanta Hawks downtown, the Atlanta City Council has signed off on a way to pay for the work.
- $9M Claims Announced in NFL Concussion Settlement
by Courtney Cameron June 2017
The first two claims have been announced in the NFL’s billion-dollar concussion settlement, totaling $9 million in benefits, according to ESPN.
A payout of $5 million will be made for a qualifying diagnosis of ALS, while another $4 million will be paid out for a qualifying diagnosis of CTE.
The names of the former players in question have not been disclosed, but the amounts signify that both parties would have played a minimum of five seasons for the NFL and were diagnosed before the age of 45.
The ALS claim was approved on May 26, and the CTE claim on June 5.
The U.S. District Court of the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, the body responsible for overseeing the settlement process, was notified of the approved claims on Thursday.
There are more than 20,000 eligible class members with potential to add their names to the settlement. Of those, more than 14,500 registered prior to the August 7 deadline.
As of June 5, 146 former NFL players or their families had opted out of the settlement.
Christopher Seeger, co-lead class counsel for the retired NFL players, told ESPN, "We continue to be encouraged by the response from retired players and their families to the settlement, and are pleased that its vital benefits — including monetary payments — are now available.
"We implore all class members, even those who may feel healthy today, to register before the Aug. 7 deadline so they can be eligible for the benefits they deserve.''
- Residents Group Sues to Block Aquatics Complex
by Courtney Cameron June 2017
A Long Beach residents group filed suit on Wednesday in the Los Angeles County Superior Court in an attempt to prevent construction of an oceanfront competitive aquatics complex.