Law & Policy: Civil Actions
- Court: School's Bigger Bleachers Violated Zoning Regs
by John Wolohan and Samuel Cohen November 2016
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- Assault Conviction Overturned for Ex-Wrestling Coach
by Christian Boone November 2016
The Georgia Supreme Court has tossed out the conviction of Robert Leslie Morrow, former Cherokee County high school wrestling coach and paraprofessional, who was found guilty in February 2014 in the sexual assault of a sophomore cheerleader.
- Parent-Volunteers Take AYSO to Court Over DQ
by Courtney Cameron November 2016
Earlier this month, parent-volunteers for the Ventura (Calif.) Fighting Yams, a U-10 boys' soccer team, testified in the Ventura County Superior Court against the American Youth Soccer Organization in protest of the team’s disqualification from the 2016 season playoffs for failing to meet the minimum requirement for weekly referee points.
- New $9.7M Sports Park Wows Residents
by Michael J. Williams November 2016
Though the sports facility is new, it was built on an existing park site that was only partially completed. Eight acres of the 22-acre site were constructed as a park, and the rest remained vacant.
- Notre Dame Wins Police Records Case Against ESPN
by Madeline Buckley November 2016
A court case pitting broadcasting giant ESPN against the University of Notre Dame has been resolved, but still leaves unanswered questions: should private universities be allowed to employ their own police force?
- Revised Rec Center Plan Calls for Scaled-Back Space
by Aleese Kopf November 2016
A slimmed-down version of Palm Beach's proposed new recreation center seems to have brought many people on board with the project, but a core group of residents still oppose the plan. The town and its architect Nelo Freijomel presented revised designs for the proposed Morton and Barbara Mandel Community Center during a community forum Tuesday night. Freijomel said his revisions took into account residents' concerns about outdoor space, building size, an indoor basketball court and the interior layout. The new plan keeps all 100,642 square feet of the existing outdoor green space. The indoor basketball court is smaller so the town can keep about half of the existing outdoor court. The building is about 25 percent smaller, including the second-floor fitness center, which was reduced from 5,700 square feet to 3,600 square feet.
- Public Meeting to Discuss Colorado Springs Sports Complex
by AB Staff November 2016
The complex, in the works since last year, would offer a public space for playing sports such as baseball, softball and soccer. Residents voiced support for a new sports facility when the City's Parks, Recreation and Cultural Services master plan was last updated in 2014, officials said.
- Collier County Commissioners Plan to Open New Park
by Greg Stanley November 2016
It will be two more years before the long-awaited Big Corkscrew Island Regional Park opens to the public, according to a timeline approved Tuesday by Collier County commissioners. The planned 150-acre park in Golden Gate Estates near Palmetto Ridge High School sat in planning limbo for nearly a decade before efforts to build it were revived in 2014. The county is still negotiating with Q Grady Minor, the firm that will design the park, over cost and the scope of the project.
- Another Ex-Tennis Player Sues Wright State
by Mark Gokavi November 2016
Another former Wright State University men's tennis player has sued the school in federal court for allegedly violating his due process rights during an investigation into sexual misconduct claims. A similar lawsuit was brought earlier this fall by former team members Diego Venegas and Marc Sodini. That suit said a team culture of "mutual horseplay and banter" allegedly included inappropriate contact between teammates. Wright State has asked a U.S. District Court judge in Dayton to dismiss those claims. The newest lawsuit filed Monday in Cincinnati's U.S. District Court lists "John Doe" as the plaintiff, saying that disclosing his identification "will cause the student irreparable harm as this case involves matters of the utmost personal intimacy."
- Ex-HS Football Players Sued Over 2011 Assault
by Mark Gokavi November 2016
Three members of the 2011 Trot-wood-Madison High School football team sexually assaulted a freshman with a broomstick, according to a lawsuit filed in county court and court documents obtained by this news organization.