Law & Policy: Contract Law
Wage Issues Halt UConn Facility Construction
by Michael Gaio March 2014
Construction of the University of Connecticut's new $33 million basketball practice facility has been put on hold due to illegal payments to workers by two of the construction companies working on the project.
Risk Management Audit at Heart of Rope-Climbing Lawsuit
by John T. Wolohan January 2014
In the sports and recreation industry, it is common to hire outside consultants to conduct risk management audits. Typically, these audits involve a site visit to inspect the facility, observe some of the activities or programs taking place in the facility, and interview members and employees of the organization. A review of the organization's policies, procedures and insurance coverage is also conducted. At the end of the visit, a written report — which usually includes a series of recommendations on how the organization can reduce its risks and legal exposure — is provided.
Judge to Sort Out Legal Wrangling Over Y Expansion
by by NICOLE CHYNOWETH January 2014
A Westmoreland County judge has been asked to sort out the legal wrangling over the proposed expansion of the Ligonier Valley YMCA. Attorney Daniel Hewitt filed a land-use appeal on Thursday on behalf of Ligonier Borough in Westmoreland County Common Pleas Court.
Court Asked to Dismiss Viking Stadium Bond Suit
by JANET MOORE; STAFF WRITER, STAR TRIBUNE (Mpls.-St. Paul) January 2014
Public officials guiding work on the new Minnesota Vikings stadium Monday fired back at three Minneapolis residents seeking to derail the $1 billion dollar project
Unopened Gym Makes Partial Repayment to Members
by LOUIS LLOVIO January 2014
Several hundred people who were sold memberships to a SportsQuest gym that was never built have received partial refunds for the money they paid in.
Indictment of Professor Details UNC Academic Fraud
by Sarah Lyall January 2014
By Sarah Lyall The New York Times CHAPEL HILL, N.C. In the summer of 2011, 19 undergraduates at the University of North Carolina signed up for a lecture course called AFAM 280: Blacks in North Carolina. The professor was Julius Nyang'oro, an internationally respected scholar and longtime chairman of the African and Afro-American studies department. It is doubtful the students learned much about blacks, North Carolina or anything else, although they received grades for papers they supposedly turned in and Nyang'oro, the instructor, was paid $12,000. University and law-enforcement officials say AFAM 280 never met. One of dozens of courses in the department that officials say were taught incompletely or not at all, AFAM 280 is the focus of a criminal indictment against Nyang'oro that was issued in December.
Sports Venues Facing More Legal Battles Over Captioning
by Kristi Schoepfer-Bochicchio, J.D. December 2013
In September, the National Association for the Deaf filed a lawsuit against the University of Maryland College Park under Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA, 1990) and the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 for its "long-standing and continuing failure to provide captioning of announcements and commentary made over the public address systems during athletic events at Byrd Stadium and the Comcast Center." Specifically, the plaintiffs seek court-ordered display captioning on Jumbotrons and scoreboards for announcements made over the PA system.
Hearing Could Shape Fate of Former PSU Officials
by By Allison Steele; Inquirer Staff Writer December 2013
Almost five months after three former high-ranking Pennsylvania State University officials were ordered to stand trial on charges of covering up evidence that coach Jerry Sandusky was molesting children, they are scheduled to return to a Harrisburg courtroom Tuesday for a hearing that could shape the outcome of the case. The purpose of the hearing has been shrouded in secrecy - the official court docket doesn't specify the nature of the proceeding, and state prosecutors say only that it pertains to sealed grand jury information.
Youth Coach Plans Team Party at Hooters, Gets Fired
by Michael Gaio November 2013
Youth coaches get fired for all sorts of reasons. But this be might a new one: Randy Burbach, a middle school football coach in Oregon was fired for choosing to host his team's end-of-season party at Hooters.
Absence of Non-Compete Agreement Costs Health Club in Lawsuit
by John T. Wolohan October 2013
It happens all the time in business: After working for a company over a long period of time, an employee, believing that he or she can do things better or at least make more money, leaves to start his or her own business.