Law & Policy: Civil Actions
Ex-Players Clash Over NFL Concussion Settlement
by Brent Schrotenboer, USA TODAY Sports August 2014
Sean Morey has a pretty short temper. Sometimes he has even flown into a rage without knowing why -- a problem he attributes to brain injuries he suffered as an NFL player. "I take an antidepressant to lengthen my fuse," Morey tells USA TODAY Sports. But his passion still flares, especially when talking about one of his least favorite groups of people: the lawyers for retired players in the NFL concussion lawsuit.
Tulsa Player's Sex Assault Past Focus of Title IX Lawsuit
by Rachel Axon, USA TODAY Sports August 2014
A woman who said she was sexually assaulted by a Tulsa basketball player alleges the school knew or should have known about previous allegations against Patrick Swilling Jr., including similar alleged incidents at Tulsa and at a junior college he previously attended, according to a federal lawsuit filed against the school Monday.
Office Building Owner Sues Cobb, Braves Over Rezoning
by Dan Klepal; Staff August 2014
Fairly Breezy LLC, which owns about two acres on Heritage Court, across from the Braves stadium site, filed suit in Cobb Superior Court earlier this month, saying the county ignored zoning law that requires applicants to be specific about their development plans.
Class-Action Suit Against MLB Alleges Low Pay for Minors
by GLENN JORDAN, By GLENN JORDAN Staff Writer August 2014
Among the contentions is that while salaries for major leaguers have increased by 2,500 percent since 1976, minor league pay has risen only 75 percent over the same period, which saw inflation rise by more than 400 percent.
Rooftop Owners Sue Chicago Over Wrigley Reno Plan
by Brian Slodysko and Fran Spielman August 2014
Owners of the rooftop clubs near Wrigley Field sued the city Thursday, seeking to block a city-backed plan that will allow the Cubs to expand the aging ballpark.
Park Director Found Guilty of Groping Female Employee
by Yolanda Jones firstname.lastname@example.org 901-333-2014 August 2014
Michael Mullins, 66, was found guilty of simple assault Wednesday by Judge Allen Couch during a bench trial in DeSoto County Court.
Woman Shoved by Police at UA Melee Files $375K Claim
by Darren DaRonco Arizona Daily Star August 2014
The University of Arizona student knocked over a bench by a Tucson police officer after the Wildcats lost in the NCAA basketball tournament has filed a $375,000 claim against the city.
Florida High Court to Hear Case of Player's Workout Death
by Iliana Limon Romero Orlando Sentinel August 2014
The family of former Lely High School football player Ereck Plancher may still be able to collect millions in damages directly from the school’s athletic department.
Opinion: O'Bannon Decision Not a Total Loss for NCAA
by Dave Hickman August 2014
Truth be told, even the lawyers in the room probably haven't entirely grasped all of the ramifications of the O'Bannon decision handed down Friday, the one that in the strictest sense of competition paints the NCAA as the losing team.
Victorious O'Bannon Knows NCAA Fight Far from Over
by Bozeman Daily Chronicle August 2014
"You want to go to the Supreme Court, let's go. I've got my ticket already." -- Ed O'Bannon, former UCLA basketball players