Law & Policy: Civil Actions
- Concussion Protocol Failure Can Bring Negligence Claim
by John Wolohan and Emily Campeas August 2016
This article appeared in the July/August issue of Athletic Business. Athletic Business is a free magazine for professionals in the athletic, fitness and recreation industry. Click here to subscribe.
- Family Sues Pool Owners Over Boy’s 2014 Injuries
by Stuart Goldman August 2016
The family of a boy who suffered a concussion and a broken leg after a fall from a high dive two years ago is suing the owners of a Texas pool.
- NCAA Part of $1.2M Settlement in Wrongful Death Suit
by Stuart Goldman August 2016
The NCAA and other defendants in a wrongful death lawsuit will pay $1.2 million in a settlement with the parents of a college football player who died in 2011 from a head injury suffered in practice.
- Legal Challenge Offers Lessons in Parking Lot Siting
by John Wolohan July 2016
This article appeared in the June issue of Athletic Business. Athletic Business is a free magazine for professionals in the athletic, fitness and recreation industry. Click here to subscribe.
- Report: Paterno Knew of Sandusky Allegation in 1976
by Paul Steinbach July 2016
A report unsealed by a Philadelphia judge Tuesday indicates that Penn State University officials — including former longtime football coach Joe Paterno — knew of former assistant coach Jerry Sandusky’s sexual misconduct with minors for decades, with Paterno directly informed of one allegation as far back as 1976.
According to pennlive.com, Raymond Williams was asked by the university’s liability insurance provider to assess when key PSU officials should have known about child sex-assault charges against Sandusky. Williams identified six cases, all of which resulted in settlement payments by the university and two of led to criminal convictions against Sandusky, who is serving a 60-year prison sentence.
Williams made his assessment based on reports of Penn State’s history of annual policy renewals with Pennsylvania Manufacturers Association Insurance Co., as well as on settlement documents. PMA has tried to deny reimbursement of millions of dollars in Sandusky settlement payments, claiming that Penn State had a duty to inform it of incidents that could result in liability exposure — “both to give notice of the potential for claims and to work together to take corrective actions for the future,” according to pennlive.com’s coverage.
“Penn State should have notified PMA of the incidents involving Sandusky on a timely basis. Penn State did not do that,” Williams said, adding the incidents were never reported internally to the university's risk management office.
- MLB, Minor-League Baseball Players at Odds Over Pay
by Stuart Goldman July 2016
Should minor-league baseball players receive more pay?
- Wheelchair Athlete Gains Full Access in Marathon
by Mark Dodds June 2016
This article appeared in the May issue of Athletic Business. Athletic Business is a free magazine for professionals in the athletic, fitness and recreation industry. Click here to subscribe.
- County Hopes Sports Complex Will Bring Tourism Dollars
by Jason Scott May 2016
Unlike its neighboring Florida counties, Seminole County does not have a theme park to draw tourists, but come Friday, when the ribbon is cut on a $27 million sports complex, the county can tap into another lucrative form of tourism – sports tourism.
- 'Baseball Rule' Suffers Another Blow in Foul Ball Case
by Kristi Schoepfer-Bochicchio April 2016
This article appeared in the April issue of Athletic Business. Athletic Business is a free magazine for professionals in the athletic, fitness and recreation industry. Click here to subscribe.
- City Reaches Settlement in Splash Pad Sewage Case
by Jason Scott March 2016
A dispute over a 2013 splash pad renovation could be drawing to an end as Traverse City, Mich., commissioners accepted a settlement for $300,000. The city blamed the firm Hamilton Anderson Associates for design flaws that led to water contaminated with sewage to rain down on children.