RECENT ARTICLES
  • School District Settles Suit Over Bullying, Sexual Assault

    by Paul Steinbach January 2017

    A school district in Wyoming has settled a lawsuit alleging its employees “looked the other way” as student-athletes were bullied and sexually assaulted by a teammate. The settlement came Friday, days before the case was to go to trial in U.S. District Court.

  • Players Sue District for Alleged Anti-Bullying Violation

    by Courtney Cameron January 2017

    In a federal lawsuit filed Wednesday against the Washoe County (Nev.) School District and Galena High School football coach Steve Struzyk and principal Tom Brown, three former players asked for monetary damages to be paid in compensation for economic loss and pain and suffering due to a perceived violation of state law and a district anti-bullying policy.

  • Mother Sues Community Center for Wrongful Death

    by Courtney Cameron January 2017

    On Thursday, December 15, Anisoara Frunza filed a personal injury/wrongful death suit against the Des Plaines Parks District on behalf of her daughter, Alexandra Frunza.

  • U. of Minnesota FB Team Boycotts Bowl Game

    by Courtney Cameron December 2016

    On Thursday night, University of Minnesota football players came together as a team in support of 10 suspended teammates who are facing a Title IX investigation into an alleged rape.

  • Class-Action Suit Targets Big 12, NCAA

    by Courtney Cameron December 2016

    The Big 12 will be joining the NCAA as a defendant in a refiled civil lawsuit brought by former members of the University of Texas at Austin football team. Former athletes and their families are seeking damages for brain injuries sustained on the college playing field.

  • Lawmakers React to Investigation into Turf Company

    by Emily Attwood December 2016

    An in-depth investigation conducted by New Jersey Advance Media has put FieldTurf, the nation’s leading supplier of synthetic turf, into the hot spot and sparked calls for legal action and further investigation from New Jersey lawmakers. The investigation alleges the company knowingly sold defective turf and attempted to cover up issues related to field failures.

  • Police Announce Charges in HS Baseball Hazing Case

    by Courtney Cameron December 2016

    In March of this year, the mother of one Cooper City, Fla., high school student reported an incident of hazing which occurred during a team road trip for a baseball tournament in Altamonte Springs.

  • Fitness Clubs Under Scrutiny for Payment Practices

    by Courtney Cameron November 2016

    The Minnesota-based Life Time Fitness health club, a subsidiary of the Healthy Way of Life Company, has agreed to pay $976,458 in back wages and liquidated damages after a federal investigation found club practices to be in violation of minimum wage requirements outlined by the Fair Labor Standards Act. An announcement Tuesday by the U.S. Department of Labor said the amount will be paid out to 16,000 employees in 26 states.

  • World’s Tallest Waterslide to Be Torn Down

    by Courtney Cameron November 2016

    The Schlitterbahn waterpark in Kansas City (Kan.) announced last Tuesday that the Verrückt, known to be the world’s tallest waterslide, will not reopen following the death of 10-year-old Caleb Schwab, son of state representative Scott Schwab, in August. The slide has been closed since the incident, and is now scheduled to be torn down.

  • HS Sues Association After Controversial Playoff Loss

    by Courtney Cameron November 2016

    Fenwick High School filed a lawsuit Monday against the Illinois High School Association after the board of directors made the decision to uphold an illegitimate overtime win for Plainfield North in the class 7A semifinals.