Law & Policy: Civil Actions
Prep Coach Might Face Charge for Kicking Player in Groin
by David Benda, Record Searchlight October 2014
A complaint that Shasta High School football coach Aaron Gingery kicked a 16-year-old player in the groin has been forwarded to the Shasta County District Attorney’s Office, which is mulling over a misdemeanor battery to a child charge for Gingery.
Duerson Estate Critical of NFL's Compensation for CTE
by Gary Mihoces, @ByGaryMihoces, USA TODAY Sports October 2014
An attorney for the estate of the late Chicago Bears safety Dave Duerson plans to tell a federal judge that a tentative settlement in concussion lawsuits against the NFL is "atrocious" in the way it unfairly restricts compensation for CTE.
Winston Attorney: FSU Not Protecting QB's Interests
by Orlando Sentinel October 2014
Jameis Winston’s attorney sent a letter to Florida State on Tuesday arguing the school is failing to protect the quarterback’s interests. David Cornwell, Winston’s attorney, criticized Florida State’s Title IX investigation into a sexual assault allegation made against Winston.
Willingham Lawyer Seeks to Name UNC Officials in Suit
by Laura Oleniacz, email@example.com October 2014
The attorney for former UNC-Chapel Hill learning specialist Mary Willingham is seeking to add Chapel Hill administrators to the retaliation lawsuit that she filed against the school and UNC system.
Team Hazing Investigation Leads to Sex Crime Charges
by Zach Braziller October 2014
The other shoe dropped Friday night in the Sayreville War Memorial High School football hazing scandal.
Accuser's Attorney: FSU Hindered Title IX Investigation
by Tom D'Angelo Palm Beach Post Staff Writer October 2014
An attorney for the woman who accused Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston of sexual assault said Friday that the university is willing to break laws "to protect this football program."
Lawsuit: College Knew Lacrosse Team Posed Rape Risk
by Janie Bryant October 2014
A former student is suing Virginia Wesleyan College, claiming that she suffered a brutal sexual assault in 2012 and the college allowed her assailant to voluntarily withdraw from school so he could enroll elsewhere.
Judge: November Vote Makes HS Track Petition Irrelevant
by Matt Hongoltz-Hetling Valley News Staff Writer October 2014
A Vermont Superior Court judge dismissed a court case against the town of Hartford Friday, ruling that because a $3.5 million bond for a high school track will be on the November ballot, there is no need to decide whether the town erred in blocking a citizen petition on the same topic.
Suit Filed Against FIFA Over Women's World Cup Turf
by Dr. David Geier October 2014
The players are demanding that FIFA and the CSA reverse their decision to play next year's Women's World Cup on artificial turf.
San Francisco to Pay $15M in Fatal Park Incident
by The Associated Press October 2014
The woman was relaxing with her 11-month-old baby and dog in the grass at Holly Park when she was run over by a city Recreation and Park Department truck.