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  • HS Hazing Charges Avoided Due to Hole in State Law

    by Michaelle Bond March 2016

    The allegations were horrific: Two football players at an academically elite high school held down a smaller freshman teammate trying to escape a hazing ritual, while a third used a broom handle to penetrate the younger boy's rectum. The three Conestoga High School students were charged with assault, unlawful restraint, and other counts - but not hazing.

  • Gross Negligence, Waiver Validity at Issue in Treadmill Injury Case

    by John Wolohan February 2016

    This article appeared in the January/February issue of Athletic Business. Athletic Business is a free magazine for professionals in the athletic, fitness and recreation industry. Click here to subscribe.

  • St. Louis Season Ticket Holders Sue Rams for $50M

    by Jason Scott February 2016

    A month after NFL owners approved Rams owner Stan Kroenke’s plan to relocate the team to Los Angeles, jilted fans in St. Louis are calling for their money back.

  • Judge Rules Against Parks and Rec Employees in Lawsuit

    by Emily Attwood August 2015

    A Shawnee County, Kan., judge has ruled in favor of the city of Topeka in a lawsuit filed by 10 former parks and recreation employees. The lawsuit was filed in May 2012 by the 10 employees following the merger of the city’s parks and recreation department with the county of Shawnee’s parks and recreation department. The case was brought before Shawnee County District Judge Rebecca W. Crotty in April and a verdict issued last week.

  • 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.

  • Ex-NFL Players Object to $765M Concussion Settlement

    by Stuart Goldman April 2015

    Several former National Football League players have objected to the terms of a $765 million settlement in a class action lawsuit over concussions and brain damage.

  • Breach of Contract Debated in Coach Reassignment Case

    by Attorney John T. Wolohan and Scott Kevy March 2015

    The most important decisions any athletic director will likely make are personnel decisions. Unfortunately, with the pressure to win greater than ever, most new coaching hires will be lucky to make it past their third year. As a result of the tenuous nature of the profession, it is essential that the language within coaches' contracts be as clear as possible, especially when a decision is made to terminate a coach's contract.

  • AD Reassigned as Iowa Braces for Her Partner's Lawsuit

    by Emily Attwood December 2014

    Pending a wrongful termination lawsuit filed by her partner, an athletic administrator for the University of Iowa has been reassigned. Jane Meyer, a senior associate athletic director, has been reassigned to the school’s facilities management office, where she will assist with construction contract quality and compliance. 

  • Dealing with Members’ Attempts to Cancel Their Contract

    by Rob Bishop 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.

  • How Tech Failure Can Impact Sponsorship Agreements

    by Kristi Schoepfer-Bochicchio, J.D. September 2014

    The Toyota Center, site of Houston Rockets home games and other sports and entertainment events, is operated, maintained and managed by Clutch City Sports and Entertainment, L.P. Prior to the facility opening in 2003, Clutch City entered into a naming rights agreement with Gulf States Toyota to have the facility named the Toyota Center.