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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
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.
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
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 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
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.
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
On July 23, the NCAA imposed severe monetary and participation sanctions on the Penn State football program with the purpose of bringing about a cultural change at the school.
NCAA President Mark Emmert stated “the...more
Florida A&M University’s marching band has been suspended for at least another year as the university grapples with allegations that the band’s violent culture contributed to the hazing death of one student and injuries of...more
Two grade-school victims of a predatory gym teacher have been awarded over $4 million in a civil suit against the Sacramento School District, in a trial that sharply questioned the district’s policies to detect and avoid...more
The Federal Crimes Watch Daily is a daily newspaper that discusses current federal criminal issues written by a federal criminal defense attorney....more
On Dec. 2, 2010, 13-year-old Lennox Seaforth Jr. arrived at Drew Freeman Middle School excited to show off his outfit for the school’s Spirit Week. During that week, the Prince George’s County public school elected to have a...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
The school year has begun, and students will be attending various school functions. It's a normal part of being a high school student, and athletes will board school buses on a regular basis to get to and from games and...more
A Worcester attorney provides two publications to teach attorneys how to optimize their business and to teach clients how to get the most out of their attorneys. He also sends out a monthly ENewsletter providing breaking...more
Learn about our 2012 Christina Toala Memorial Scholarship avaible to seniors at Blackstone Valley Regional Vocational Technical High School and Nipmuc Regional High School. An awards ceremony for last years winner will take...more
The Patients’ Rights CoP establishes, among other things, a reporting
requirement for all hospital deaths associated with the use of restraint
or seclusion for behavior management (42 CFR § 482.13(f)(7)). The...more
Working parents have many challenge. One such challenge is to find a good day care center for their children while they are at work. ...more
This past February, the United States Court of Federal Claims in Washington, DC handed down decisions in three test cases concerning childhood vaccinations and Autism. Their ruling was that vaccines, specifically the MMR...more
While not attempting to defend sex offenders or predators at all, there is a real issue as follows:
Where should sex offenders / predators reside?
How do residency requirements / restriction laws hold up against home...more
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