RECENT ARTICLES
  • Planet Fitness Wins Suit Over Transgender Locker Policy

    by Courtney Cameron June 2017

    On Thursday, the Michigan Appeals Court issued a three-naught decision in favor of a Midland Planet Fitness that terminated a member’s contract after she complained about the facility’s transgender-friendly locker room policy.

  • Court: Leagues Have Duty to Shield Youths from Predators

    by John Wolohan and Gao Fei May 2017

    In an effort to protect minors from sexual predators, a number of youth sports organizations have developed policies designed to educate adult volunteers, coaches, employees, parents and players regarding the prevention and detection of sexual abuse. Additionally, youth organizations have also started mandating criminal background checks of all adult volunteers, coaches and employees. Is the combination of education and checks enough, or must national sports organizations ensure that their state and local affiliates actually follow the national guidelines? That was the question the Court of Appeal of California, Sixth Appellate Division was asked to decide in Jane Doe v. United States Youth Soccer Association, 8 Cal. App. 5th 1118; 2017 Cal. App. LEXIS 148.

  • Ex-AD Sentenced to 2-6 Years Imprisonment for Theft

    by Courtney Cameron May 2017

    Former Hyde Park Central School District athletic director Amy McArdle-Rausenberger was sentenced on Wednesday by the Duchesse County Court to two-to-six years in prison for having stolen $50,000 worth of equipment between July 2009 and August 2016.

  • Payout for Iowa Discrimination Suits Reaches $6.5M

    by Courtney Cameron May 2017

    Former Iowa athletic administrator Jane Meyer and her partner, former women’s field hockey coach Tracey Griesbaum, have settled discrimination suits filed against the University of Iowa for a total of $6.5 million.

  • Iowa Responds to Ruling, Orders External Investigation

    by Courtney Cameron May 2017

    The day following the decision by a Polk County jury to award $1.43 million to former University of Iowa athletics administrator Jane Meyer for discrimination, retaliation and unequal pay, the school announced its intention to undergo an external review of its employment practices.

  • Iowa Discrimination Suit: Ex-Associate AD Wins $1.43M

    by Courtney Cameron May 2017

    Former senior associate athletic director Jane Meyer has been awarded $1.43 million in her discrimination suit against the University of Iowa.

  • Former Student-Athlete Files $102M Defamation Suit

    by Courtney Cameron April 2017

    Liberty University in Lynchburg, Va., is being sued by a former student-athlete seeking damages in excess of $102 million for emotional distress, loss of athletic opportunities and damage to his reputation, according to WSET.

  • Oklahoma Law Will Hold Boosters Accountable

    by Courtney Cameron April 2017

    Last Thursday, Oklahoma Governor Mary Fallin signed into law Senate Bill 425, which allows a provision for universities to bring suit against boosters whose actions result in penalties for the school. The law goes into effect November 1.

  • IU Changes Policy After Athletes' Malpractice Claims

    by Courtney Cameron April 2017

    A complaint filed by former Indiana University rower Katlin Beck to the state Department of Insurance against IU doctors Andy Hipskind, Michael LaGrange and Ashlee Warren, all of whom treated Beck for a back injury sustained in her freshman year, has led the university to implement major sports medicine program reform. 

  • BHSU Brings Lawsuit Against Synthetic Turf Contractor

    by Courtney Cameron April 2017

    Black Hills State University in Spearfish, S.D., has commissioned Kiefer USA of Lindenhurst, Ill., to replace the synthetic turf at Lyle Hare Stadium before the 2017 football season.