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Former basketball assistant Eric Murdock has filed a wrongful termination suit against Rutgers University amid the fallout following the disclosure of head coach Mike Rice’s abusive behavior toward the players. ...more
On January 25, 2013, the Office of Civil Rights of the U.S. Department of Education (OCR) issued a “Dear Colleague Letter” instructing school districts on their responsibilities to serve students with disabilities in...more
Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act provides that “No otherwise qualified individual with a disability in the United States … shall, solely by reason of her or his disability, be excluded from the participation in, be...more
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A "Dear Colleague Letter" just issued by the Department of Education Office of Civil Rights interpreting Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 clarifies that colleges and universities must provide disabled students...more
On December 20, 2012, the Department of Justice (DOJ) announced that it entered into an agreement with Lesley University to ensure that students with celiac disease and other food allergies can fully and equally enjoy the...more
Over 40 years ago, Title IX mandated that schools balance the resources allocated to men’s and women’s educational programs including extracurricular sports. The sweeping overhaul dramatically improved the athletic...more
A federal judge allowed claims of unequal treatment by a high school basketball player to proceed against his school district. The claims arose out of the student’s move from the attendance area of one high school within the...more
Under Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, colleges receiving federal funding must afford equal participation opportunities in varsity sports to male and female athletes. One way schools demonstrate their compliance...more
A federal appeals court has held that competitive cheerleading cannot be counted as a sport for Title IX purposes. Although the decision came in a lawsuit filed by a university coach and students, it has implications for...more
The Second Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled that competitive cheerleading isn’t a sport. In doing so, the federal court of appeals upheld a 2010 lower court decision, Biediger v. Quinnipiac Univ., where a women’s volleyball...more
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit affirmed today that Quinnipiac University failed to provide equal athletic opportunities for women, agreeing point by point with a 2010 ruling by U.S. District Court Judge...more
2012 marks the 40th anniversary of the passage of Title IX, which prohibits sex discrimination in public education. Title IX provides that "no person in the United States shall, on the basis of sex, be excluded from...more
Recently, Cynthia Augello, an Associate at Cullen and Dykman LLP was featured on CBS and asked about the situation of Keeling Pilaro, a 13-year-old boy who played on the Southampton School District’s all female field-hockey...more
In this important Title IX gender equity decision, Judge Stefan Underhill of the U.S. District Court for the District of Connecticut granted a preliminary injunction preventing Quinnipiac University from eliminating its...more
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