• Ex-Athlete Sues U. of Illinois over Concussion Protocol

    by Laura Godlewski June 2015

    A former soccer player at the University of Illinois filed a lawsuit against the Illinois athletic department, the school’s athletic director Mike Thomas, head coach Janet Rayfield and assistant athletic trainer Brittany Scott over how team officials handled a concussion she received.

  • 'Baseball Rule' Shields Red Sox in Broken Bat Injury Case

    by Maureen Mullen, @MaureenaMullen, Special for USA TODAY Sports June 2015

    As Tonya Carpenter continues recovering from injuries suffered at Fenway Park, a legal expert in venue safety said a century-old legal principle would make it difficult for her to hold the Boston Red Sox or Major League Baseball liable.

  • Does Workday Fitness Injury Deserve Workers' Comp?

    by Timothy Klingler June 2015

    In a recent Indiana case, a manufacturer implemented a stretching program for its employees to address an increase in muscular strains.

  • Judge Tosses NCAA Athletes' Suit Against Broadcasters

    by Laura Godlewski June 2015

    A lawsuit filed by 10 former college football and basketball players alleging that their images were used improperly without their permission by broadcast networks and eight NCAA conferences was dismissed by a federal judge.

  • Parks and Rec Employees Indicted on Theft Charges

    by Matt Woolbright, Corpus Christi Caller-Times June 2015

    A Nueces County grand jury has indicted two former parks and recreation department employees accused of stealing city funds last year.

  • State Rejects Former Rec Director's Suit Against City

    by Thomas J. Prohaska, The Buffalo News June 2015

    The state Division of Human Rights has determined that former Youth and Recreation Director Melissa I. Junke has no case against the City of Lockport.

  • Kickboxing Class Lawsuit Focuses on Gross Negligence

    by By John T. Wolohan June 2015

    Longtime readers of this column know that in most states, a well-written waiver, signed by an adult, can be an effective tool in protecting fitness and recreation providers from ordinary negligence, but what about gross negligence? That issue was at the heart of Honeycutt v. Meridian Sports Club, 179 Cal. Rptr. 3d 473 (2014).

  • District Pays $355K for Injuries at Stadium, Playground

    by Alexis Huicochea, Arizona Daily Star June 2015

    The Tucson Unified School District board has approved paying $355,000 to settle a pair of lawsuits filed by people injured at two district schools.

  • District Faces Lawsuit Over Pre-Game Prayers

    by Laura Godlewski June 2015

    Two parents filed a lawsuit against a Hobart, Indiana school district, arguing that prayers said before athletic events, graduations, and school board meetings violate the First Amendment.

  • Iowa Schools Brace for Concussion Lawsuits

    by Laura Godlewski June 2015

    The state of Iowa expects more lawsuits to be filed after a former high school football player was awarded close to $1 million when a U.S. District Court found that his school district was at fault for complications due to head injuries he sustained while playing football.