Law & Policy: Civil Actions
- Man Indicted in Shooting at Girls Basketball Tournament
by Melinda Miller June 2017
Andre M. Lewis is accused of firing several shots at Robert Echols of Irondequoit on April 29 outside the Niagara Frontier Sports Complex. Police said the shooting appeared to be the result of a domestic dispute that escalated.
- City Councilor Hopes to Bring Back Middle School Sports
by Nick Kotsopoulos June 2017
Councilor-at-Large Khrystian E. King has called on city and public school officials to work on re-establishing a citywide middle school youth sports program, starting with the upcoming academic year.
- Court: Leagues Have Duty to Shield Youths from Predators
by John Wolohan and Gao Fei May 2017
In an effort to protect minors from sexual predators, a number of youth sports organizations have developed policies designed to educate adult volunteers, coaches, employees, parents and players regarding the prevention and detection of sexual abuse. Additionally, youth organizations have also started mandating criminal background checks of all adult volunteers, coaches and employees. Is the combination of education and checks enough, or must national sports organizations ensure that their state and local affiliates actually follow the national guidelines? That was the question the Court of Appeal of California, Sixth Appellate Division was asked to decide in Jane Doe v. United States Youth Soccer Association, 8 Cal. App. 5th 1118; 2017 Cal. App. LEXIS 148.
- N.C. County Allows Pools to Open Without Inspection
by News & Record May 2017
Mecklenburg County allows public swimming pools to open for the summer without an inspection — something three other large counties in North Carolina won't allow. Mecklenburg County does follow state law that allows permits for pools to open without an inspection as long as they are checked within two months.
- Officials Announce $1M Park Upgrade, Free Pool Use
by Carmen Duarte May 2017
Youth leagues will benefit from $1 million in improvements at Tucson's Jesse Owens Park, city officials say. Separately, anyone younger than 18 years old can swim for free at city pools starting June 1.
- Ex-AD Sentenced to 2-6 Years Imprisonment for Theft
by Courtney Cameron May 2017
Former Hyde Park Central School District athletic director Amy McArdle-Rausenberger was sentenced on Wednesday by the Duchesse County Court to two-to-six years in prison for having stolen $50,000 worth of equipment between July 2009 and August 2016.
- Charges Dropped, Ousted Football Coach Sues School
by Michaelle Bond May 2017
Thomas Batgos, who coached at Conestoga for 11 years, accused the principal, the Tredyffrin/Easttown School District superintendent, and the father of fraud, defamation, and misrepresentation, among other complaints.
- Model Pleads No Contest in Locker Room Body Shaming
by Dayton Daily News May 2017
A Playboy centerfold was ordered to clean up graffiti Wednesday for secretly snapping a photo of a naked 71-year-old woman in a locker room and posting it online with a mocking comment.
- Visiting Judge to Hear Dayton Football Hazing Case
by Mark Gokavi May 2017
Retired Judge Peter Handwork is taking over the case of former University of Dayton football player Max Engel-hart after two other judges asked to be disqualified due to their ties to UD.
- Bucks to Partner with Community on Sports Complex
by Michelle Liu May 2017
As the Milwaukee Bucks' new arena takes form downtown, the team is now looking to put $750,000 toward a project of a different kind. The Bucks, in conjunction with partner Johnson Controls, will construct a $150,000 "multi-sport complex" at Milwaukee Public Schools' Browning Elementary School and the Silver Spring Neighborhood Center, both in Westlawn, on the northwest side of the city.