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NEW YORK - Marymount Manhattan College has settled a lawsuit filed by EEOC alleging that it refused to hire a choreography instructor for a tenure-track assistant...more
In two recent decisions, the Illinois Appellate Court clarified the fees that a public body can charge for copying records pursuant to a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request and the circumstances justifying the...more
In City of Maywood v. Los Angeles Unified School District, 2012 DJDAR 9925 (2012), the California Court of Appeal for the Second Appellate District decided a novel attorney fee case. The case arose out of a petition for a...more
In Clarke v. Community Unit School District 303, plaintiffs filed suit against a school district alleging that the District violated the law by improperly adopting a School Improvement Plan (SIP) that did not comply with the...more
In a case litigated by KMTG attorneys, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals today issued an unpublished decision which upheld a judgment of the Eastern District Court in favor of Sacramento City Unified School District in the...more
The IDEA and its implementing regulations require districts to provide students with disabilities assistive technology devices and services as well as related services to enable them to benefit from special education and...more
Last week the Second District Illinois Appellate Court overturned a decision by the Regional Board of School Trustees of DuPage County to grant a detachment petition. The Appellate Court’s decision in Board of Education of...more
Who pays for the defense of FLSA claims against a local government entity, and who pays for the liquidated damages and attorneys’ fees if the local government entity loses? The Fourth Circuit Court of...more
In Jamie S. v. Milwaukee Public Schools, the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals reviewed whether a federal district court should have certified a class of thousands of students who were allegedly not identified by the...more
The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (“IDEA”) expressly allows students with disabilities eligible under the IDEA to bring civil actions against their school districts not only for violations of the...more
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
In a case with echoes of the Catholic Church sex abuse scandal, Penn State University and indeed the State of Pennsylvania face horrific charges of ignoring the sexual abuse of eight children at the hands of former Penn State...more
A recent Tennessee federal jury case involving a private university reminds the academy of the critical need to balance fairly the interests of the accused and accuser in investigating sexual assault cases. While private...more
In two recent decisions, the Illinois Appellate Court confirmed that Illinois courts are precluded, except in rare circumstances, from second-guessing the decisions of educational institutions regarding students. In both...more
Parents and school districts sometimes argue over whether the district’s graduation of a special education student was appropriate – or was premature. One of the circumstances in which this can occur is when the...more
Do you know why the rights of speech are what they are? Only if you see the way they were intended, can you realize they are being taken away....more
Illinois Court finds athletic trainers subject to duty of care independent of State employment - Sellers v. Rudert
A recent case decided in Illinois has determined that athletic trainers in Illinois may be held personally...more
Charles E. Rounds, Jr., Lawyer Codes Are Just About Licensure, the Lawyer's Relationship with the State: Recalling the Common Law Agency, Contract, Tort, Trust, and Property Principles that Regulate the Lawyer-Client...more
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Service Animals In School - A New Federal Rule...page 1
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Imagine your daughter, a college student, being subjected to possible disciplinary action because she didn’t cover her paper during an exam and was charged with “allowing herself to be used as a source for cheating.” Imagine...more
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