Peter Land

Peter Land

Franczek Radelet P.C.

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DHS Adopts Regulations Giving Universities and Foreign Students Greater Flexibility

Effective May 29, 2015, the Department of Homeland Security will amend its regulations under the Student and Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP). The change will (1) eliminate existing limits on the maximum number of designated...more

5/8/2015 - DHS Educational Institutions F-1 IAEA ICE Non-Immigrant Visas OPT SEVIS SEVP

How Will Immigration Executive Action Impact Higher Education Institutions?

Multi-national personnel and students are uniquely important to the mission and objectives of higher education institutions. The recent focus on immigration reform at the federal level raises the potential for broader...more

3/4/2015 - Barack Obama Colleges Educational Institutions Executive Orders Immigration Reform OPT STEM Universities USCIS

White House Task Force Publishes Sample Law Enforcement MOU for Sexual Assault Cases

On January 26, 2015, the White House Task Force to Protect Students from Sexual Assault (Task Force) published new guidance on building partnerships between law enforcement agencies and institutions of higher education....more

2/2/2015 - Colleges Educational Institutions FERPA Law Enforcement Memorandum of Understanding Public-Private Partnerships Sexual Assault Title IX Universities

Appellate Court Affirms Anti-SLAPP Dismissal of Defamation Lawsuit by Political Candidate

On October 30, in Goral v. Kulys, the Illinois First District Appellate Court affirmed dismissal of a defamation suit pursuant to the Illinois Citizen Participation Act, 735 ILCS 110/1 et seq. (the “Act”). The Goral decision...more

11/25/2014 - Anti-SLAPP Defamation Dismissals Litigation Strategies Political Candidates

Illinois Felony Hazing Law Held Constitutional

In a criminal prosecution of four former fraternity members, a state judge ruled yesterday that the Illinois Hazing Act’s broad definition of “hazing” is sufficiently clear to withstand a constitutional challenge. ...more

6/2/2014 - Criminal Prosecution Educational Institutions Hazing

Supreme Court Grants Certiorari on a Long-Standing Circuit Split Over Collectively Bargained Retiree Health Care Benefits

Earlier this month, the Supreme Court agreed to review the Sixth Circuit’s decision in Tackett v. M&G Polymers USA, LLC, 733 F.3d 589 (6th Cir. 2013). The Court will resolve an existing circuit split as to how courts...more

5/28/2014 - CBAs Collective Bargaining Healthcare Manufacturers Retirement Retirement Plan SCOTUS Unions

Supreme Court Hears Argument In Case Asking, “Who Qualifies As A Supervisor?”

The United States Supreme Court recently held oral arguments in Vance v. Ball State University, a case which has the potential to drastically expand who qualifies as a “supervisor” for purposes of Title VII harassment suits....more

12/10/2012 - Supervisors Title VII

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