Law & Policy: Civil Actions
- Lawmakers React to Investigation into Turf Company
by Emily Attwood December 2016
An in-depth investigation conducted by New Jersey Advance Media has put FieldTurf, the nation’s leading supplier of synthetic turf, into the hot spot and sparked calls for legal action and further investigation from New Jersey lawmakers. The investigation alleges the company knowingly sold defective turf and attempted to cover up issues related to field failures.
- Park Improvements Top San Angelo's To-Do List
by Rashda Khan December 2016
In the 2004 referendum, voters reauthorized the 4B half-cent sales tax in order to fund a new list of community improvement project, including allocation of $1,500,000 for "Park Improvements."
- Police Announce Charges in HS Baseball Hazing Case
by Courtney Cameron December 2016
In March of this year, the mother of one Cooper City, Fla., high school student reported an incident of hazing which occurred during a team road trip for a baseball tournament in Altamonte Springs.
- Plane Carrying Soccer Team Ran Out of Fuel
by The Associated Press December 2016
According to a leaked recording of the final minutes of the doomed flight carrying a Brazilian soccer team, the pilot of the chartered plane told air traffic controllers he had run out of fuel and desperately pleaded for permission to land before crashing into the Andes.
- Judge Orders Additional $5M for PSU Whistleblower
by Angela Couloumbis December 2016
The ruling by Judge Thomas Gavin comes on top of a jury verdict that Penn State should also pay McQueary $7.3 million for defaming and lying to him.
- Fitness Clubs Under Scrutiny for Payment Practices
by Courtney Cameron November 2016
The Minnesota-based Life Time Fitness health club, a subsidiary of the Healthy Way of Life Company, has agreed to pay $976,458 in back wages and liquidated damages after a federal investigation found club practices to be in violation of minimum wage requirements outlined by the Fair Labor Standards Act. An announcement Tuesday by the U.S. Department of Labor said the amount will be paid out to 16,000 employees in 26 states.
- School Board Blames Takeover on Former Coach
by Albuquerque Journal November 2016
During a special meeting Monday, the Española Valley High School school board discussed whether to send a letter of "rebuttal" to the state Public Education Department concerning the department's recent takeover of the school district's finances.
- Model Pleads Not Guilty to Locker Room Body-Shaming
by Howard Gensler November 2016
Dani Mathers, 29, faces a misdemeanor count of invasion of privacy for secretly snapping and Snapchatting a photo of a woman changing at an LA Fitness club in July.
- World’s Tallest Waterslide to Be Torn Down
by Courtney Cameron November 2016
The Schlitterbahn waterpark in Kansas City (Kan.) announced last Tuesday that the Verrückt, known to be the world’s tallest waterslide, will not reopen following the death of 10-year-old Caleb Schwab, son of state representative Scott Schwab, in August. The slide has been closed since the incident, and is now scheduled to be torn down.
- Ex-Soccer Players Detail Abuse by Youth Team Coaches
by Associated Press November 2016
Former English soccer players subjected to years of sexual abuse by youth team coaches are breaking cover to expose the game's dark secrets.