Law & Policy: Civil Actions
Councilman: Dodgers Should Have Settled, Avoided Court
by Matthew Fleming and Joanna Clay July 2014
Los Angeles seemed to breathe a sigh of relief Wednesday as a jury ruled the Dodgers organization was partly responsible for the beating of Bryan Stow after a game by two fans, awarding him nearly $18 million.
Details Emerge in Lifetime Fitness Sex Assault Case
by Lee Filas, email@example.com July 2014
Details in court and police documents allege former Chicago Bull Eric "Rick" Brunson inappropriately touched a massage therapist and tried to force her to perform oral sex at Lifetime Fitness in Vernon Hills.
Dodger Stadium Beating Victim Wins $18M Jury Award
by Wire Reports July 2014
A Giants fan who suffered brain damage in a stadium parking lot beating won his negligence suit against the Dodgers on Wednesday, with a jury awarding about $18 million but dividing responsibility among the club and the two men who beat him.
Hornets Rookie Charged with Assault at Y Pick-Up Game
by John McCann July 2014
DURHAM - Charlotte Hornets rookie P.J. Hairston, the troubled former North Carolina guard known for sticking 3-pointers, struck a high school players during a game of pick-up basketball at the Downtown Durham YMCA on Sunday, according to the Durham County Magistrates Office. Hairston, 21, is charged with misdemeanor assault and battery, Durham County Chief Magistrate Don Paschall said.
Family of Boy Killed at Football Camp Settles for $1M
by Heath Hamacher July 2014
A week before a wrongful death case was set to go to trial, the family of a 15-year-old boy killed in 2011 during a football camp agreed to a $1 million settlement.
Man Accused of Sexual Assault at Planet Fitness
by Ryan Robinson July 2014
A man sexually assaulted a 14-year-old girl at a gym in Lancaster Township and texted her pornographic photographs, police allege.
Park Rink Shooting Victim Cites Security in $90M Suit
by Julia Marsh July 2014
The mother of a 15-year-old who was paralyzed by a shooting at the Bryant Park skating rink plans to sue the city for $90 million, claiming security was lax at the tourist destination.
Yankees Fan Caught Sleeping Suing MLB, ESPN
by Emily Attwood July 2014
No, he’s not suing because the Yankees failed to deliver a fan experience worthy of watching. The fan, Andrew Rector, has filed a lawsuit alleging defamation after video of him sleeping was broadcast on ESPN, along with some colorful commentary from announcers John Kruk and Dan Shulman, who are named in the suit along with the MLB, the Yankees and ESPN.
Judge Okays Revision of NFL Concussion Settlement
by Jeremy Roebuck The Philadelphia Inquirer July 2014
Calling it a “significant improvement” over an earlier proposal, a federal judge in Philadelphia granted preliminary approval Monday to the National Football League’s second settlement offer to former players who sued the league over concussion-related health problems.
Death Sparks Lawsuit Over Codes, Staples Center Design
by John T. Wolohan June 2014
As is often the case in law, how the courts interpret a statute is often the determining factor in the case. For example, California Building Standards Code (CBSC) states that the top of guardrails shall not be less than 42 inches in height, except in front of the first row of fixed balcony seats. In that case, the top of the guardrail may be 26 inches in height.