Law & Policy: Civil Actions
Sayreville Hazing: Accused Won't Be Tried as Adults
by Michael Boren; Inquirer Staff Writer November 2014
Seven Sayreville (N.J.) High School football players embroiled in a hazing scandal that prompted the cancellation of the team's season will not be tried in court as adults, the Middlesex County Prosecutor's Office said Monday.
Judge Asks NCAA for 477 Sandusky-Related Emails
by BILL VIDONIC November 2014
The NCAA was given a Friday deadline to turn over 477 emails related to the aftermath of the Jerry Sandusky child sex abuse scandal so a judge can determine if they can be used as evidence in an upcoming trial.
UT Granted Some Protections in Discrimination Case
by Dan Fleser firstname.lastname@example.org November 2014
A protective order was issued Friday in a lawsuit filed by three former University of Tennessee athletic department employees against the university.
Suspicion Lingers in Controversial Gym Mat Death
by Christian Boone; Staff November 2014
Despite seemingly ironclad alibis, two teen sons of an FBI agent remain part of the focus of the federal probe into the January 2013 death of a Valdosta high school student found dead inside a rolled-up gym mat.
Sandusky's Wife: He's Innocent, I'm Not Delusional
by The Herald-Sun (Durham, N.C.) November 2014
Jerry Sandusky's wife is defending her husband again, this time in a written piece provided to a Harrisburg news organization. Dottie Sandusky claimed in the posting Monday on Pennlive.com that her husband was innocent of the child sex-abuse charges for which he has been convicted.
Falcons Stadium Financing in Hands of Ga. Supreme Court
by Katie Leslie; Staff November 2014
The Supreme Court must decide whether to uphold a Fulton County Superior Court judge's decision in May to validate the bonds backed by hotel-motel taxes, which allows the borrowing plan to go forward, or side with the residents.
'Change the Name' Protesters: We Are Not Mascots
by Randy Furst, Dee DePass, Star Tribune November 2014
Buoyed by thousands of protesters from Minnesota and at least 10 other states who converged on TCF Stadium on Sunday, activists determined to retire the Washington Redskins nickname vowed to take their campaign to every remaining Washington NFL game this season.
Judge Suggests Redskins Can Sue Native Americans
by Jessica Gresko November 2014
A federal judge has signaled that Native Americans who say they're offended by the Washington Redskins team name are properly being sued by the NFL franchise.
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.
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.