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In the last year, there have been two Ontario trial decisions dealing with sexual abuse of students by teachers. While we are still awaiting the full decision in the second case, it appears these cases may have yielded...more
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
Angelo Stio and Gina Maisto Smith discuss what was covered during the webinar and give a look at what to expect for future webinars on this topic.
Every day, colleges and universities throughout the country, face the...more
Every day, colleges and universities throughout the country, face the challenge of promoting personal responsibility while striving to make their campuses as safe as possible. Efforts to make campuses as safe as possible...more
The San Gabriel Valley Tribune and Fox News reported that two high school students from El Monte Union High School injured themselves during a game of tug-of-war during Spirit Week. Each severed at least one of his and her...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.
Robert Champion, a 26-year-old drum major at Florida A & M University (FAMU) died in 2011 as a result of a brutal fraternity hazing ritual. Champion’s family sued FAMU under Florida’s Wrongful Death Act. FAMU argued that it...more
Your deposition is an important part of your case. I have listed what to expect during a deposition and some things you should and should not do....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
In This Issue:
- Take Me Out To the Ball Game, But Keep Me Away From the Flying Hotdogs
- Full Court Press Gets Young Women the Right to Play AND Be Cheered
- Will Dorsett be able to “Heisman” SER Media?...more
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
In its recent decision in Tudor Ins. Co. v. Manchester Educ. Found., Inc., 2013 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 8458 (S.D. Miss. Jan. 22, 2013), the United States District Court for the Southern District of Mississippi had occasion to...more
Last fall, the Illinois Appellate Court issued opinions on two different cases involving the tort immunity of school districts. In both cases, the court declined to find the schools liable....more
An attorney who sought to sue the state of Connecticut for $100 million following the Sandy Hook massacre has withdrawn his lawsuit request for the time being, citing public backlash.
Irving Pinsky, a personal injury...more
In Zeno v. Pine Plains Central School District, the school district lost its challenge to a $1 million damage award for student-on-student harassment. Former student Anthony Zeno prevailed at trial against his school district...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
A boy who was molested as a fifth grader by his teacher won a $23 million verdict against the Los Angeles school district and the teacher.
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
Guest Blogger and Tax Expert Stephen D. Kraft, CPA Explains The IRS Tax Issues of Personal Injury Settlements...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.
The Ontario Superior Court of Justice recently released its decision in the common issues class action trial of Ramdath v. George Brown College, 2012 ONSC 6173. This is one of the very few rulings on the merits of a class...more
I recently had the opportunity to do something quite fun. My torts professor from law school asked me to teach a class on “the real practice” of tort law. I got the opportunity to lecture, to show some examples of...more
Attorney Andrew Weinstein, managing partner and founder of the South Florida-based Weinstein Law Firm (www.weinstein-law.com) recently spoke as a guest lecturer at the Nova Southeastern University Shepard Broad Law Center....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
The California Supreme Court concluded that a public school district may be held vicariously liable for the negligence of its administrative and supervisory employees for hiring, supervising and retaining an employee who...more
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