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A loud, beeping Amber Alert and accompanying visual banner filled the homes and screens of area television viewers on the evening of January 14, 2013, announcing the abduction of a five-year-old student from a Philadelphia...more
In Syracuse University v. National Union Fire Insurance of Pittsburgh, PA, No. 2012EF 63 (Sup. Ct., Onondaga County, January 29, 2013), the New York Supreme Court, County of Onondaga, held that an insured’s costs incurred in...more
On March 7, 2013, President Obama signed into law the reauthorized Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) of 2013. The bill includes several important amendments to the Clery Act, which will require institutions of higher...more
What is the line between schoolyard bully and criminal? A Colorado teen is about to find out after police recommended assault charges for a 15-year-old who allegedly beat up a girl in the school lunch room.
Feb. 28 (Bloomberg Law) -- Bloomberg Law's Lee Pacchia runs through the legal news for the week. Manhattan Federal Judge Jed Rakoff ordered former Goldman Sachs' director Rajat Gupta to reimburse the investment bank for fees...more
Apparently India isn’t the only place where girls are sexually assaulted on buses. As six suspects in the fatal gang rape of a student on a public bus in Delhi stand trial, on this side of the world, a jury in Florida awarded...more
A new Massachusetts law will require all newly-hired teachers at public and private schools, bus drivers and others working at schools or child care programs with direct unsupervised contact with children, to undergo national...more
Originally published in Leadership Update, Volume 9 - Number 3.
An increasing number of teachers are being criminally charged with assault in Alberta. Sometimes these allegations are exaggerated or maliciously brought...more
3 iPhone DUI and DWI Apps for Measuring Blood Alcohol Intoxication Levels
We all know that if you are going out with friends for the night and are planning to drink alcohol, then the best thing to do is to leave the car at...more
The parents of Robert Champion from Decatur have been offered $300,000 by Florida A&M University to settle a wrongful death lawsuit related to the hazing of their son. The incident occurred in November of 2011 when students...more
On December 13, 2012, the Michigan Legislature passed House Bill 5523, known as the Internet Privacy Protection Act (IPPA), which if signed by Governor Rick Snyder, will become effective immediately....more
On December 13, 2012, the Michigan Legislature passed House Bill HB 5523, known as the Internet Privacy Protection Act (IPPA), which, if signed by Governor Rick Snyder, will become effective immediately....more
On January 1, 2013, certain amendments to Section 6-16 of the Illinois Liquor Control Act of 1934 (the “Act”) will take effect. These amendments may impact the way that institutions of higher education address underage...more
Don't ignore legal problems. There are always consequences. Know your rights. Go see an attorney....more
Four students are suing an Illinois school district over hazing accusations at a Des Plaines high school that include reports of victims who were sodomized by their sports teammates.
An article in a South Florida newspaper reported that legal actions resulting from schoolyard fights are rare, quoting a school board official as saying that matters are usually resolved before things get that far. The date...more
The abuse of prescription stimulants, once relegated to over-worked college and graduate students, has found its way into the halls of high schools across the country....more
In the wake of the scandal, trial, and subsequent conviction for sexual abuse of Coach Jerry Sandusky, schools are looking for ways to prevent these occurrences at all levels of education. Erin’s law has been enacted in four...more
October 23, 2012 - International & Transnational Criminal Defense Lawyers
Our paper focuses on articles concerning US Federal Criminal Defense, INTERPOL Red Notice Removal, International Extradition and OFAC SDN Sanctions...more
October 23, 2012 - The Federal Crimes Watch Daily
The Federal Crimes Watch Daily is a daily newspaper that discusses current federal criminal issues written by a federal criminal defense attorney.
Recent amendments to the School Code and the Juvenile Court Act contained in Public Act 97-1104, which will become effective on January 1, 2013, attempt to increase sharing of some student information between law enforcement...more
A Pennsylvania state appellate court recently extended the definition of "school" under the Juvenile Act1 to include colleges and universities. The implications could resonate beyond this particular case....more
With that disarming salutation, a little over a year ago Vice President Joe Biden and Secretary of Education Arne Duncan announced new Department of Education mandates, issued under Title IX of the Education Amendments of...more
Originally published in The National Law Journal - September 10, 2012.
Penn State’s missteps offer four important lessons for any organization that finds itself involved in a criminal investigation.
The University of Colorado in Boulder has revised its rules for carrying firearms on campus, after the state Supreme Court ruled in March that the school cannot maintain a blanket ban on guns for students who have concealed...more
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