• 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.

  • 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.

  • Verbally Abusive Coach Pocketed $400K in Settlement

    by ANDREW MILLER; September 2014

    After nearly three months, two independent investigations, two school presidents and a slew of negative publicity, the College of Charleston and former basketball coach Doug Wojcik have finally reached an agreement.

  • Councilman: Fire Parks Director After $800K Lawsuit


    St. Paul City Council Member Dan Bostrom said that the city parks director should lose his job in the wake of an $800,000 settlement for a Como Park cafe that charged the city with breach of contract.

  • Report: Penn State Postseason Ban Could Be Lifted Early

    by By Joe Juliano August 2014

    Penn State could have its ban on postseason football lifted by next year if it receives a favorable report on how it has complied with recommendations made in the Freeh report in the aftermath of the Jerry Sandusky child sexual-abuse scandal, the Sporting News reported Wednesday.

  • Raiders, A's at Odds Over Coliseum's Future

    by Andrew Brandt, Athletic Business Intern July 2014

    The A's are inking a deal to remain in the Coliseum for 10 years; the Raiders are making separate plans to tear it down and build a new stadium on the exact location. Forget Orange County — real California drama happens in Oakland.