• Winston to FSU Officials: Some Signatures Are Forgeries

    by Tom D'Angelo November 2014

    Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston identified scores of items bearing his signature that were forgeries, sources told the Palm Beach Post. Winston sat down with FSU compliance officials one month ago to look at the memorabilia being sold online bearing his signature after ESPN reported that thousands of authenticated items were for sale. He was able to point out several signatures he said were forged and several items that had his signature that he knew he had not signed.

  • Columnist: Enough Hyperventilating Over UNC Scandal

    by Jay Zenner November 2014

    On the editorial pages of The Herald-Sun I have seen the money in big-ime college sports described as an "ocean of revenue" and UNC's recent athletic scandal as part of the "swamp of today's academic-athletic complex." If you look close enough that ocean looks more like a quiet pond and that swamp just a dewy lawn. Years ago, I was a "student-athlete" in the football program at a school generally considered elite. I was neither a star nor a great scholar but I got a good education. Many years later as a consultant, I was working inside N.C. State University and got a close-up look at events when the scandal broke that led to Jim Valvano's dismissal.

  • Construction Co. to File Injunction Over Unfair Bid Process

    by Sun Journal (Lewiston, Maine) November 2014

    French, co-owner of Landry/French Construction in Scarborough, was the lowest bidder on a locally funded project to build an addition onto the Lisbon High School gym and renovate the school's locker rooms. Ledgewood of South Portland was awarded the contract by the School Committee on Oct. 29.

  • School Ignores Low Bid on Gym Project, Bidder May Sue

    by Sun Journal (Lewiston, Maine) November 2014

    The lowest-but-losing bidder believes school officials are breaking state law by ignoring the competitive bid process they set up and going instead with a construction company just because they like it better.

  • How Scholarship-Offer Insurance Could Help the Few

    by Pedro Moura STAFF writer, The Orange County Register November 2014

    By the summer of 2012, as Zach Pickett approached his junior year of high school, Tod Pickett had invested untold thousands into his son's swim and water polo career.

  • Judge Grants UT Motion to Strike Pat Summitt Reference

    by Dan Fleser October 2014

    District court judge Bruce Guyton granted a motion by the University of Tennessee to strike a paragraph regarding former Lady Vols basketball coach Pat Summitt in an amended complaint of a lawsuit filed by three former athletic department employees.

  • Dealing with Members’ Attempts to Cancel Their Contract

    by Rob Bishop and Barry Klein October 2014

    We know that cancelling a health club membership can be confusing. After all, it can be spelled "cancelling" or "canceling." It's quite maddening, really.

  • Tennessee Settles Lawsuit with Ex-Media Director

    by Dan Fleser October 2014

    A $320,000 settlement was reached Thursday in ex-media director Debby Jennings’ lawsuit against the University of Tennessee and athletic director Dave Hart, alleging “unlawful discrimination and retaliation” after Jennings’ abrupt departure from the athletic department in May of 2012.

  • Soccer Owner, Stadium Management Reach Settlement

    by CHRISTOPHER O'DONNELL; Tribune staff September 2014

    Attorneys for the Tampa Bay Rowdies and the St. Petersburg Baseball Commission, the nonprofit group that runs Al Lang Stadium, have agreed to a confidential settlement to resolve a lawsuit filed by the Rowdies that claimed conditions at the stadium are inadequate.

  • Ice Arena Opening Delayed, Lawsuit Threatened Over Leak

    by Thomas J. Prohaska News Niagara Reporter September 2014

    The board of the Lockport Ice Arena and Sports Center, has filed a notice of claim against the city, threatening a lawsuit over the city's inability to find the source of a leak that has been pouring water into the foundations of Cornerstone Arena for more than three months.