Law & Policy: Civil Actions
- NHL Alum's Parents' Wrongful Death Lawsuit Thrown Out
by Don Babwin June 2017
A federal judge on Monday dismissed a lawsuit filed by former NHL player Derek Boogard's parents, who blamed the league for their son's brain damage and addiction to prescription painkillers.
- Ole Miss Staffer Axed in Tunsil Case Blames Administration
by Antonio Morales June 2017
Former Ole Miss staffer Barney Farrar was placed on administrative leave by the university in November. He was fired by Ole Miss in December, months after his name showed up in Laremy Tunsil's hacked text messages.
- Planet Fitness Wins Suit Over Transgender Locker Policy
by Courtney Cameron June 2017
On Thursday, the Michigan Appeals Court issued a three-naught decision in favor of a Midland Planet Fitness that terminated a member’s contract after she complained about the facility’s transgender-friendly locker room policy.
- Lawyers Say Renaming Parks Would Be Illegal
by Chris Suarez June 2017
Like its idea of moving Charlottesville's statues of Robert E. Lee and Thomas "Stonewall" Jackson, the city could face legal challenges against its efforts to alter two public parks and add context to the legacy of the Confederacy and its military officers.
- 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.