Law & Policy: Civil Actions
Appeals Court Allows Foul Ball Injury Suit to Proceed
by Bill Rankin; Staff July 2014
The Braves, joined by Major League Baseball Commissioner Bud Selig, had asked the court to recognize the so-called "Baseball Rule" as the law in Georgia.
Group Looks to Block Temple's Purchase of High School
by Martha Woodall; Inquirer Staff Writer July 2014
Angered by the Philadelphia School Reform Commission's decision to sell the shuttered William Penn High School to Temple University, a neighborhood group has made good on its threat to take legal action.
Hawks Fan Hit by Puck Suing United Center Over Netting
by BECKY SCHLIKERMAN. Staff Reporter July 2014
Blackhawks fan Patricia Higgins has filed a personal-injury lawsuit more than a year after she was struck in the face by an errant puck during Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Finals.
Councilman: Dodgers Should Have Settled, Avoided Court
by Matthew Fleming and Joanna Clay July 2014
Los Angeles seemed to breathe a sigh of relief Wednesday as a jury ruled the Dodgers organization was partly responsible for the beating of Bryan Stow after a game by two fans, awarding him nearly $18 million.
Details Emerge in Lifetime Fitness Sex Assault Case
by Lee Filas, firstname.lastname@example.org July 2014
Details in court and police documents allege former Chicago Bull Eric "Rick" Brunson inappropriately touched a massage therapist and tried to force her to perform oral sex at Lifetime Fitness in Vernon Hills.
Dodger Stadium Beating Victim Wins $18M Jury Award
by Wire Reports July 2014
A Giants fan who suffered brain damage in a stadium parking lot beating won his negligence suit against the Dodgers on Wednesday, with a jury awarding about $18 million but dividing responsibility among the club and the two men who beat him.
Hornets Rookie Charged with Assault at Y Pick-Up Game
by John McCann July 2014
DURHAM - Charlotte Hornets rookie P.J. Hairston, the troubled former North Carolina guard known for sticking 3-pointers, struck a high school players during a game of pick-up basketball at the Downtown Durham YMCA on Sunday, according to the Durham County Magistrates Office. Hairston, 21, is charged with misdemeanor assault and battery, Durham County Chief Magistrate Don Paschall said.
Family of Boy Killed at Football Camp Settles for $1M
by Heath Hamacher July 2014
A week before a wrongful death case was set to go to trial, the family of a 15-year-old boy killed in 2011 during a football camp agreed to a $1 million settlement.
Man Accused of Sexual Assault at Planet Fitness
by Ryan Robinson July 2014
A man sexually assaulted a 14-year-old girl at a gym in Lancaster Township and texted her pornographic photographs, police allege.
Park Rink Shooting Victim Cites Security in $90M Suit
by Julia Marsh July 2014
The mother of a 15-year-old who was paralyzed by a shooting at the Bryant Park skating rink plans to sue the city for $90 million, claiming security was lax at the tourist destination.