RECENT ARTICLES
  • Parents of HS Softball Players File Title IX Lawsuit

    by Laura Godlewski July 2015

    Parents of three high school softball players in Fayetteville, Ala., filed a Title IX lawsuit alleging the school district of Fayetteville High School favors boys teams.

  • Fan Files Lawsuit Demanding MLB Extend Safety Netting

    by Paul Steinbach July 2015

    An Oakland Athletics season-ticket holder has filed a federal lawsuit seeking class-action status and greater protection for fans everywhere from flying bats and balls. The suit, filed Monday in the Northern District of California, wants MLB commissioner Rob Manfred to extend safety netting from foul pole to foul pole.

  • Pool Management Company in Trouble After Near Drowning

    by Laura Godlewski July 2015

    A pool management company is under scrutiny following the near-drowning of a 14-year-old boy at a Georgia pool where witnesses say lifeguards didn’t help rescue the boy from the pool or perform CPR.

  • NCAA To Pay $46 Million for O'Bannon's Legal Fees

    by Laura Godlewski July 2015

    A judge ruled that the NCAA will have to pay $44.4 million in attorneys’ fees and an additional $1.5 million in costs to lawyers for the plaintiffs in the Ed O’Bannon lawsuit, despite the NCAA's claims that the legal fees amounted to less than $10 million.

  • 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.