Law & Policy: Civil Actions
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
NCAA to Appeal O'Bannon Images and Likenesses Ruling
by Steve Berkowitz, and Thomas O'Toole, USA Today Sports August 2014
A lawsuit first filed against the NCAA in 2009 and subject to a variety of revisions is not over, despite a judge's ruling last week that could have marked the end.
Long Legal Battle Looms Following C of C Firing of Wojcik
by email@example.com August 2014
Doug Wojcik pulled into the driveway of his West Ashley home on that late June afternoon thinking the worst was probably behind him. Wojcik had learned just hours earlier that outgoing College of Charleston president George Benson had handed down a one-month suspension without pay during the month of August and ordered the former Naval Academy guard to undergo counseling for allegations of verbal abuse against his players and members of the athletic department staff. Sure there would be apologies to make and fences to mend, but after the healing process was over, Wojcik thought he could get back to being the head basketball coach of the College of Charleston. He could not have been more wrong.
Detroit Arena Forced to Improve Disability Access
by Michael Gaio August 2014
The Detroit Red Wings may soon have a new home, but in the meantime, some upgrades are in order for their current one.
Penn State Board Seeks Input in NCAA Settlement Talks
by Joe Juliano; Inquirer Staff Writer August 2014
Lawyers for the NCAA, Gov. Corbett, and other state officials think they can settle within the next month a lawsuit over the $60 million in penalties Penn State is paying for its mishandling of the Jerry Sandusky child sexual- abuse scandal.