Law & Policy: Civil Actions
- Court Rejects Water Park’s ‘High Thrill’ Ride Defense
by John Wolohan November 2016
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- Brand-Conscious Universities Force HS Logo Redesign
by Courtney Cameron November 2016
American high schools are facing a new challenge as universities become more possessive of their brand. Nationwide, high schools are scrambling to redesign team logos under threat of trademark-infringement suits as big-name universities such as Penn State, Notre Dame, University of Iowa, University of Texas and Texas Tech University issue warnings to high school teams informing them of trademark violations.
- Bond for $24.7M in Park Land Spending Up for Vote
by Meris Lutz November 2016
The Cobb County Commission appears divided over a proposal to issue $24.7 million in bonds to buy land for new parks. The commission is scheduled to vote on the bond issuance at its regular meeting Tuesday.
- Florida Rec Center Proposal Remains Divisive Issue
by Aleese Kopf November 2016
Although many residents support plans to rebuild the Palm Beach Recreation Center, several see it as an example of the town spending taxpayer dollars on an unwanted, over-sized building. As evidenced by dozens of letters and emails over the past two weeks, plus comment at three recent public meetings, many Palm Beachers are concerned, perhaps even angry about the proposal. They question why there's a rush to build a new facility, how it will be used, who will go there and if it will be financially sustainable. The town, its architect, Friends of Recreation board members and Recreation Advisory Commission members have tried to address those questions, but it seems a consensus hasn't been reached. Several people think the town is building a facility based on a "If you build it, they will come" concept. They say plans were drawn based on "hypothetical use," and not real evidence.
- Penn State Fined $2.4M Over Handling of Sandusky
by Mark Scolforo and Michael R. Sisak November 2016
HARRISBURG, PA. - Federal officials looking into how Penn State handled complaints about Jerry Sandusky hit the school on Thursday with a record $2.4 million fine, saying it violated requirements about reporting campus crimes and warning people if their safety was threatened.
- Restraining Orders Against Football Players Lifted
by Brandon Stahl November 2016
Restraining orders against five University of Minnesota football players were dismissed Wednesday in a settlement that still requires the players to stay 20 feet away from the alleged victim of a Sept. 2 incident.
- Lawsuit: Rower Alleges Rigorous Training Led to Injury
by Scott O'Connell November 2016
A former Clark University athlete says he suffered debilitating injuries as a result of extremely rigorous training he was required to do as a member of the school's rowing team two years ago.
- Wright State Seeks Dismissal of Tennis Players' Lawsuit
by Mark Gokavi November 2016
DAYTON - Attorneys for Wright State University have asked a judge to dismiss a federal lawsuit against the school which alleged that former tennis team members had their due process rights denied during an investigation into sexual misconduct claims.
- HS Athletics Improvements Critical to Bond Package
by Len Hayward October 2016
With Election Day less than two weeks away, and early voting underway, Corpus Christi Independent School District officials have presented a bond package to voters that totals more than $194 million and of that number, a little more than $43 million is earmarked for improvement to athletic facilities in the district.
- NFL Interviews RB Elliott on Domestic Violence Allegations
by Tom Pelissero October 2016
NFL investigators recently interviewed Dallas Cowboys rookie running back Ezekiel Elliott as part of the league’s ongoing probe into allegations of domestic violence made by his ex-girlfriend, a person close to Elliott told USA TODAY Sports on Thursday.