Law & Policy: Civil Actions
Alleged Hazer to Sue Sayreville High School, Police
by Laura Godlewski May 2015
One of the seven Sayreville football players arrested after alleged hazing and sexual assault incidents will file a civil rights suit for damages resulting from his arrest and suspension.
Mother of Basketball Player Who Died Sues High School
by George Slefo May 2015
Jermaine Cullum, a 16-year-old student at Christ the King Jesuit College Prep, collapsed on the hardwood floor as he went after a layup during the Team Rose AAU Shootout on May 3, 2014, at Riverside Brookfield High School, according to the lawsuit filed Thursday in the Cook County Circuit Court.
Fan Sets Flag on Fire at Arena, Gets Charged with Arson
by Staff reports May 2015
A Detroit Red Wings fan was arrested Wednesday night on charges she set fire to a huge Tampa Bay Lightning flag as it was passed over the sold-out crowd at the decisive NHL playoff game at Amalie Arena.
Opinion: Death of NFL Likely as CTE Lawsuits Mount
by Rick Shaffer, The Boston Herald May 2015
Let me begin by saying I am a hypocrite - I love watching pro football, despite its inherent contradictions and, especially, dangers. But in the not-too-distant future, all of the NFL's money may not be able to keep the league in business.
Judge Approves $765M NFL Concussion Settlement
by Jeremy Roebuck; Inquirer Staff Writer April 2015
The deal marked a significant step toward ending what has been one of the most protracted and publicly debated legal fights in the history of the league.
Wrigley Rooftop Businesses Drop Signage Lawsuit
by Press Services April 2015
A federal judge granted a request by owners of Wrigley rooftop businesses to withdraw their lawsuit against the city of Chicago and its Landmarks Commission, which sought to throw out the panel’s decision allowing the Cubs to install its outfield signs.
Former Dixie State Basketball Players Sue Ex-Coach
by Amy Donaldson, Deseret News April 2015
A lifetime of working to fulfill dreams of playing college basketball ended in a nightmarish experience for two former Dixie State players, they say. Austen Harris and Nanea Woods claim their former basketball coach harassed them about their sexual orientation, forced them to participate in religious activities and treated them differently because of their race.
Jameis Winston Accuser Files Civil Suit
by JOEY JOHNSTON Tribune staff April 2015
Erica Kinsman, a former FSU student, filed a civil lawsuit in Orange County Circuit Court, claiming sexual battery, assault, false imprisonment and intentional infliction of emotional distress arising out of forcible rape.
YMCA Expansion Plan Back in Court Over Alley Issue
by NICOLE CHYNOWETH April 2015
Some hope exists an agreement will be reached to put an end to the complicated legal entanglement that has stemmed from the planned expansion of the Ligonier Valley YMCA.
NCAA Wants Gender Bias Suit Thrown Out
by Stuart Goldman April 2015
The National Collegiate Athletics Association (NCAA) recently made a bid to have a class-action lawsuit accusing the NCAA of gender discrimination thrown out.