Law & Policy: Civil Actions
Former USC Tight End to Fight Football Ban in Court
by Scott Wolf August 2015
The lawyer for former Bryce Dixon said he will return to court Monday following the university's decision to prevent Dixon from playing football.
Maryland Suspends Women’s Basketball Assistant Coach Charged with Sexual Abuse
by Stuart Goldman August 2015
A University of Maryland women’s basketball assistant coach has been suspended indefinitely after he was charged with sexual abuse against a player he was coaching at Xavier University in Cincinnati.
College: Sexual History Request Valid in Rape Case
by The Virginian-Pilot(Norfolk, VA.) August 2015
Officials at Virginia Wesleyan College, which is being sued by a young woman who claims she was raped there, released a statement on Wednesday refuting several recent media reports.
Family of Alleged Hazing Victim Sues Team's Hotel
by Tyler Estep; Staff August 2015
Attorneys for an alleged victim in a reported hazing incident involving Parkview High School baseball players claim the front desk improperly gave the accused upperclassmen players access to a younger teammate's room.
Another Suit Claims Citadel Covered Up Camp Abuse
by email@example.com August 2015
The complaint was filed Tuesday in circuit court in Charleston by a John Doe, who claims Skip ReVille sexually abused him between 2007 and 2011.
Little League Alleges Jackie Robinson Fraud, Cover-Up
by Chicago Daily Herald August 2015
Court documents from Little League International contend Chicago's Jackie Robinson West baseball team was stripped of its national championship because of "fraud and cover-up."
Penn State Accused Urge Court to Drop Charges
by Jason Laughlin, The Philadelphia Inquirer August 2015
Three former Pennsylvania State University administrators, accused of ignoring or covering up Jerry Sandusky's sexual attacks, renewed their bid Tuesday to have the criminal case against them dismissed or at least set back significantly.
Florida High Schools' Duty of Care Transcends AED Ownership
by John Wolohan and Delana R. Williams August 2015
While it is the job of Congress or a state's legislature to enact laws, it usually falls on the court to interpret what Congress or the legislature intended when it passed the law. For example, the Second District Court of Appeal ruled that, while Florida law may require all public schools that participate in the Florida High School Athletic Association to acquire an automated external defibrillator (AED), train personnel in its use and register its location with the local EMS, the law did not require that the school actually use the AED in an emergency, as AB covered in 2013.
Lawsuit Targeting Prayer in High School Sports Settled
by Massarah Mikati, Deseret Morning News (Salt Lake City) August 2015
A federal lawsuit filed against a school district in Georgia for allegedly violating First Amendment rights by allowing football coaches to lead students in prayers and include Bible passages in team materials has been settled.
Saints Fan Guilty of Battery in Soldier Field Incident
by LeeAnn Shelton, Chicago Sun-Times August 2015
A New Orleans Saints fan accused of pushing Chicago Bears chairman George McCaskey during a game at Soldier Field last December was found guilty of misdemeanor battery on Tuesday.