Law & Policy: Civil Actions
- 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.
- Bill Would Bar State Funds for Athletic Facilities
by Jason Scott March 2016
Lawmakers in Kansas are developing a bill that would give the state the ability to deny financial help to certain building projects at school districts. The legislation would create a state panel to review construction proposals, and only projects related directly to student instruction would be approved.
- NHL’s Coyotes, Arizona State Could Share New Venue
by Jason Scott February 2016
Could a partnership between the NHL’s Arizona Coyotes and the Arizona State hockey program help to bolster the sport in the desert?
- Ex-Teacher Secretly Videotaped Nude Athletes
by Stuart Goldman February 2016
Editor's Note: A previous headline on this story inaccurately referred to the man as an athletic trainer. We have since made the correction and apologize for the mistake.
A former teacher and volunteer at a middle school and high school pleaded guilty Monday to sexual exploitation of a minor after he secretly recorded nude athletes with a camera pen.