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The Integrated and Coordinated Approach to Title IX Compliance
Hailey French’s Story – When millions barely cover the bills.
Civil Sexual Assault Episode 3: Challenges Facing Survivors Seeking Redress Through the Civil Courts
The Keys to Assessing Sexual Abuse Claims - Civil Sexual Assault Episode 2
Civil Sexual Assault: Options for Redress
What happens if more than one person is responsible for an accident?
Catastrophic Impairment: What it means and why it's important to you if you've been hurt in a car accident
What is Subrogation and How Does it Affect Settlement Amounts?
Superman's Legal Duty
Gene Grabowski on Pharmaceutical & Medical Devices
Best Practices: Institutional Response to Sexual Misconduct (Podcast)
What Money Damages Are Available In A Personal Injury Claim?
Do you know the restrictions for a probationary driver in New Jersey?
Car Accidents and the Things You Need to Know
Webinar: Investigating and Resolving Sexual Assaults on Campus
Lessons from Amusement Park Safety Concerns: An Integrated Approach to Business Regulation
Money Talks: Safe Places & Breach of Security (Part I)
Colleges and universities are tasked with responding to sexual harassment and assault in a manner that is compliant with federal guidance and authority; attuned to the welfare of students and employees; and consistent with...more
A former Ph.D. student sued the University of Michigan and several faculty members after the university removed him from the Ph.D. program. Joseph Dean Vigil failed to complete his dissertation and Ph.D. requirements within...more
In a 2011 student survey released by the Centers for Disease Control, one-fifth of all respondents reported that they had been bullied on school property. Bullying undermines a school’s ability to provide a safe, effective...more
The Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals, which is the highest federal court with jurisdiction over Illinois, Indiana, and Wisconsin, recently rejected a claim by a parent that a school guidance counselor’s statement to his...more
The Illinois Appellate Court recently held that a superintendent, principal, and board of education were immune from liability for a parent’s claims regarding the alleged bullying of her daughter. In Hascall v. Williams,...more
A university professor’s “broad proposals to change the direction and focus” of the university’s School of Communications were matters of public concern protected by the First Amendment. Despite the professor’s public...more
Maryland Basketball Player Dez Wells Files Lawsuit Against Xavier
by Anthony Caruso on August 26, 2013
A new lawsuit against NCAA school Xavier University by a former basketball player
may challenge universities' legal...more
What are the best practices for initiating a response to sexual misconduct?
Highlights of a conversation by Pepper Hamilton partners Gina Maisto Smith and Leslie Gomez who both have extensive experience in the Philadelphia...more
For seven days in March 2012, a jury pored through a moment-by-moment timeline of the events that took place at Virginia Tech University on April 16, 2007. Before a mentally unstable student went on a rampage that eventually...more
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
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
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
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
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
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