Law & Policy: Civil Actions
- No Charges Result from Forced-Splits Cheer Videos
by The Gazette October 2017
A Denver prosecutor says no charges will be filed following an investigation into videos showing a high school coach pushing cheerleaders down in splits.
- Lawsuit: UA Failed to Protect Woman from Assault
by Caitlin Schmidt October 2017
A woman who accused former Arizona Wildcats running back Orlando Bradford of domestic violence last year has filed a lawsuit against the UA, saying school officials knew for months...
- Athletes' Concussion Suit Against PIAA Can Proceed
by Craig McCoy October 2017
A potentially far-reaching lawsuit demanding expensive steps to limit the harm from concussions among high school and junior high athletes cleared a significant legal hurdle Tuesday...
- Seeking Apology, Nutt Files New Suit Against Ole Miss
by Dan Wolken October 2017
Houston Nutt filed a second lawsuit against Ole Miss on Wednesday, seeking compensatory and punitive damages, attorney's fees and other relief...
- Man Who Coached While on Medical Leave Settles Suit
by Beth Brogan October 2017
A Bath man who sued Bath Iron Works alleging the company illegally fired him for continuing to coach basketball at Morse High School while on medical leave from the shipyard has settled his case...
- Lawyers: Let Boy Compete on High School Dance Team
by Bruce Vielmetti October 2017
As a boy dancer, Kaiden Johnson put up with more than his share of teasing and bullying. But he never got out of step with his passion...
- Former Penn State AD Curley Released from Prison
by Paul Steinbach October 2017
With Tim Curley's release from prison Oct. 3, there currently are no former Penn State University officials behind bars over the Jerry Sandusky scandal.
Curley — Penn State's athletic director in 2011 when it was discovered that Sandusky, a former assistant coach in the Nittany Lions football program, had sexually abused minors on the PSU campus — pleaded guilty in March to one count of child endangerment and had been serving a work-release sentence of seven to 23 months. He will now be on house arrest for four months and on probation for two years, according to a report on pennlive.com.
Last month, former Penn State vice president Gary Schultz was released from the Centre County Correctional Facility. Like Curley, Schultz had pleaded guilty to child endangerment after his inaction related to a 2001 report by assistant football coach Mike McQueary in which McQueary indicated he had witnessed Sandusky abusing a boy in a locker room shower. Ten years then passed before Sandusky's arrest.
Former university president Graham Spanier's four-year prison sentence (including two years of house arrest) has been stayed pending the results of his appeal. Curley had testified for the prosecution in Spanier's case.
While on work release, Curley, 63, was employed by a non-profit cancer foundation. Schultz, 67, worked as a part-time consultant for landscaping company while serving his sentence, which still includes four months of house arrest and two years probation.
- HS Cancels Second Football Game Amid Investigation
by Dayton Daily News October 2017
The Crestwood High School football stadium will be empty today. The district has canceled the homecoming game against James A. Garfield due to an ongoing investigation...
- Man Arrested for Threatening Youth Soccer Team
by Judy Harrison October 2017
A Bangor man was arrested Tuesday afternoon at the Union Street Athletic Field after allegedly displaying a weapon and threatening the members of a local youth soccer team, police said.
- Company Calls for Dismissal of Spielman Lawsuit
by The Columbus Dispatch October 2017
A federal lawsuit linking a talent management company to alleged improper use of former Ohio State athletes' photos...