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Seventh Circuit Dismisses Lawsuit Against Guidance Counselor For Defamation

The Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals, which is the highest federal court with jurisdiction over Illinois, Indiana, and Wisconsin, recently rejected a claim by a parent that a school guidance counselor’s statement to his...more

Court Finds Board Of Education And District Employees Immune From Liability For Claims Related To District’s Response To Bullying

The Illinois Appellate Court recently held that a superintendent, principal, and board of education were immune from liability for a parent’s claims regarding the alleged bullying of her daughter. In Hascall v. Williams,...more

Professor’s Public Criticism of University Department “Direction and Focus” Was a Protected Matter of Public Concern

A university professor’s “broad proposals to change the direction and focus” of the university’s School of Communications were matters of public concern protected by the First Amendment. Despite the professor’s public...more

Guns On Campus: Navigating The Legal Maze

For seven days in March 2012, a jury pored through a moment-by-moment timeline of the events that took place at Virginia Tech University on April 16, 2007. Before a mentally unstable student went on a rampage that eventually...more

Why Would I Sue the Government?

Certain situations exist where you can file some kind of legal action against the government, either administrative or a lawsuit. Examples are special education due process hearings and Section 1983 claims for violation of...more

Constitutional exceptions in religous employment

Religious entities and communities of faith and their insurance carriers can take heart in pursuing defense judgments after the U.S. Supreme Court acted swiftly and unanimously in Hosanna-Tabor Evangelical Lutheran Church and...more

School District May Have Special Relationship with Their Students Requiring Protection of Students' Personal Security

In Doe v. Covington County School District, the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals considered the circumstances in which a school district is required to protect students’ personal security based on a special relationship with...more

Stuart v. TUSD

Appeal from Denial of SLAPP

Appeal from denial of SLAPP motion. Court of Appeal opinion....more

Haberern v. Castonguay

Plaintiff's Surreply Memorandum of Law in Opposition to Motion for Summary Judgment

The memorandum of law addresses the whether a Board of Education is whether C.G.S. 52-557n abrogates a school board's immunity from liability for negligence; whether the determination that an act is ministerial is a question...more

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