• 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.

  • Judge Tosses NCAA Athletes' Suit Against Broadcasters

    by Laura Godlewski June 2015

    A lawsuit filed by 10 former college football and basketball players alleging that their images were used improperly without their permission by broadcast networks and eight NCAA conferences was dismissed by a federal judge.

  • Kickboxing Class Lawsuit Focuses on Gross Negligence

    by By John T. Wolohan June 2015

    Longtime readers of this column know that in most states, a well-written waiver, signed by an adult, can be an effective tool in protecting fitness and recreation providers from ordinary negligence, but what about gross negligence? That issue was at the heart of Honeycutt v. Meridian Sports Club, 179 Cal. Rptr. 3d 473 (2014).

  • District Faces Lawsuit Over Pre-Game Prayers

    by Laura Godlewski June 2015

    Two parents filed a lawsuit against a Hobart, Indiana school district, arguing that prayers said before athletic events, graduations, and school board meetings violate the First Amendment.