Law & Policy: Civil Actions
- LA City Council to Have Voice in Olympics
by Scott M. Reid January 2017
The Los Angeles City Council unanimously approved a Memorandum of Understanding between the city and Los Angeles 2024 on Tuesday that gives the council a role in the planning of the 2024 Olympic Games and the city protection against an unexpected financial deficit should Los Angeles be awarded a third Olympic Games later this year.
- Eligibility Hearing Reinstates Ref-Hitting Rojas
by Courtney Cameron January 2017
On Tuesday, Victor Rojas, suspended from John Jay (San Antonio) in 2015 for attacking a game official on-field, was reinstated as an eligible participant in competitive sports for the 2017-18 school year by the University Interscholastic League.
- Opinion: By Loses Chargers, San Diego Wins Financially
by Nancy Armour January 2017
Chargers owner Dean Spanos did the corporate equivalent of taking his ball and going home Thursday, bolting for Los Angeles because San Diego residents had balked at building his team a fancy new stadium. Imagine the nerve of those people! Refusing to spend millions for a stadium that, studies have shown, likely would end up costing taxpayers more than what is originally estimated while providing less in return. "As difficult as the news is for Charger fans, I know Dean Spanos and his family did everything they could to try to find a viable solution in San Diego," NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell said in a statement.
- Sports Facilities Authority Chair Defends Use of Suites
by Rochelle Olson January 2017
The chairwoman of the government authority that manages U.S. Bank Stadium defended the use of two luxury suites for officials' friends and family before a panel of state lawmakers Wednesday, saying it's been common practice for years. In opening remarks to a House panel, Minnesota Sports Facilities Authority (MSFA) Chairwoman Michele Kelm-Helgen said the authority accepts that standards have changed on the propriety of suite use by political appointees.
- Gymnasts Sue Ex-MSU Doctor, Claim Sexual Abuse
by Spokesman Review January 2017
The lawsuit against Dr. Larry Nassar was filed Tuesday in federal court in western Michigan. It also names Michigan State and USA Gymnastics. Nassar was affiliated with the group.
- Mistrial Declared in Ex-Superintendent Theft Case
by Michaelle Bond January 2017
A Chester County judge declared a mistrial in the theft and conflict-of-interest case against a former Coatesville Area School District superintendent after his lawyer fell ill during his opening statement Tuesday morning.
- School District Settles Suit Over Bullying, Sexual Assault
by Paul Steinbach January 2017
A school district in Wyoming has settled a lawsuit alleging its employees “looked the other way” as student-athletes were bullied and sexually assaulted by a teammate. The settlement came Friday, days before the case was to go to trial in U.S. District Court.
- 'John Doe' Treatment Opposed in Tennis Hazing Case
by Mark Gokavi January 2017
The memorandum in opposition to the student's "John Doe" status alleged that he egged on other upper-class team members to "get the freshmen," and called an African American freshman teammate homophobic and racist slurs.
- Penn State's Legal Spending on Sandusky Tops $250M
by Chris Mondics January 2017
Pennsylvania State University and its insurers have spent about a quarter of a billion dollars so far on victims' settlements, defense costs, and fines stemming from the Jerry Sandusky sexual-molestation case following Sandusky's 2012 conviction.
- Players Sue District for Alleged Anti-Bullying Violation
by Courtney Cameron January 2017
In a federal lawsuit filed Wednesday against the Washoe County (Nev.) School District and Galena High School football coach Steve Struzyk and principal Tom Brown, three former players asked for monetary damages to be paid in compensation for economic loss and pain and suffering due to a perceived violation of state law and a district anti-bullying policy.