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  • Former College Coach's Lawsuit Going to Federal Court

    by Laura Godlewski July 2015

    Tom Lechnir was a successful baseball coach at the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh for 26 years. He compiled a 728-292-1 record during his time as a coach at the school and led the team to the 1994 Division III championship. Despite an impressive record and a history of positive performance evaluations, Lechnir lost his job after the university alleged that he was responsible for and didn’t repay debt on a new baseball stadium.

  • Falling Mirror at Center of Health Club Lawsuit

    by By Kristi Schoepfer-Bochicchio July 2015

    In January 2010, Michael Hawkins, a member of X-Sport Fitness in Chicago, sustained injuries when a mirror fell from the wall and struck him while he was exercising. Specifically, Hawkins was seated on a bench doing arm curls with free weights in front of a three-by-eight-foot mirror that was mounted on a protruding portion of the wall. As Hawkins used the weights, another patron bumped the mirror and dislodged it.

  • FSU QB Dismissed After Video of Bar Battery Surfaces

    by Laura Godlewski July 2015

    In a short statement released by Florida State University, Seminoles football coach Jimbo Fisher announced that freshman quarterback De'Andre Johnson was dismissed from the team following the release of video footage by the state's attorney office showing Johnson punching a woman in the face at a Tallahassee bar. 

  • Calif. Bill Would Pay Pro Cheerleaders Minimum Wage

    by Laura Godlewski July 2015

    Cheerleaders for professional teams in California might soon receive minimum wage as well as overtime and sick leave if the governor signs a bill that has already been approved by the state Senate.

  • Texas Club Volleyball Owner Accused of Sexual Assault

    by Stuart Goldman July 2015

    The owner of a club volleyball gym in Texas is accused of raping a 16-year-old girl at her residence and giving her and other girls marijuana.

  • Lawsuit Claims Ohio YMCA Violated ADA

    by Laura Godlewski July 2015

    A Cincinnati woman is suing the Great Miami Valley YMCA claiming that the organization discriminated against her six year old son who has Down syndrome. The lawsuit alleges that the YMCA is violating the federal American with Disabilities Act, the federal Rehabilitation Act and Ohio law by not attempting to make “reasonable accommodations” for Steven.

  • Report: FSU Freshman QB Punched Woman in Face

    by Paul Steinbach June 2015

    More off-field quarterback controversy at Florida State. Seminoles head coach Jimbo Fisher has suspended freshman quarterback De’Andre Johnson indefinitely for an undisclosed violation of team rules.

  • Lawsuit Alleges Coach Forced Players to Attend Church

    by Laura Godlewski June 2015

    A former Delaware State University volleyball player is suing the school, her former coach and the former athletic director alleging that her constitutional rights were violated and that she lost her scholarship because she would not attend church or bible study as directed by the coach.

  • Family Sues City Three Years After Teen's Drowning

    by Laura Godlewski June 2015

    Three years after Eddie Gayyean, a 17-year-old, drowned in his high school’s pool, his family is suing the city of Lowell, Mass., for wrongful death.

  • Ex-Athlete Sues U. of Illinois over Concussion Protocol

    by Laura Godlewski June 2015

    A former soccer player at the University of Illinois filed a lawsuit against the Illinois athletic department, the school’s athletic director Mike Thomas, head coach Janet Rayfield and assistant athletic trainer Brittany Scott over how team officials handled a concussion she received.