"Damages" in an Injury Lawsuit: An Introduction for Lay People
Your Deposition: What to Expect
Trial by Jury: Why It Matters in a Democratic Society
The Burden of Proof -- What must plaintiffs prove to win their case?
Bringing a Lawsuit to Find Out What Happened and Why
Subrogation: Piggyback Claims by Health Insurers in Injury Lawsuits
Who Can Sue the U.S. Government for Injuries? A Legal Primer
Why Secret Settlements of Injury Lawsuits Are Bad (for Everyone but the Defendant)
How Big Tobacco Handles Lawsuits -- Attrition and Wait for Deaths
The Evolution of Informed Consent in U.S. Courts
How Auto Defects Can Cause Passenger Injury
What patients misunderstand about their right of informed consent
Blecker: GM Recalls Show Need for Harsher Penalties for "Red Collar" Criminals
Attorney Client Privilege
Proximate Cause - An Important Practice Tip for Personal Injury Lawyers
Understanding Supplemental Spousal Liability Insurance in NY
The Integrated and Coordinated Approach to Title IX Compliance
Hailey French’s Story – When millions barely cover the bills.
What happens if more than one person is responsible for an accident?
What is Subrogation and How Does it Affect Settlement Amounts?
B. (A.) v. D. (C.),  B.C.J. No. 1087, 2011 BCSC 775, per Gray J. 
The plaintiff AB sued a teacher CD and the Board of School Trustees of District EF with respect to alleged sexual abuse she claimed to have...more
Court spanks parents. In a landmark decision, the Georgia Court of Appeals ruled in Boston v. Athearn that parents can be held responsible for the social media activities of their kids. The case involved a seventh-grade boy...more
This is a period of unprecedented change for collegiate athletics, with potentially surprising tax consequences to the parties involved. Within the past six months, a federal district court held that the antitrust laws...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
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
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
The California Supreme Court this year 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...more
The lawsuit alleging that the DePaul University College of Law in Chicago misled prospective students by disseminating incomplete and misleading job placement data was dismissed this week in its entirety. ...more
This morning, the Illinois Supreme Court handed down its decision in Doe v. White.
Doe arises from a teacher sexual abuse case. As explained in detail here, a grade school teacher was disciplined for sexual misconduct by...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
Religious entities and communities of faith and their insurance carriers can take heart in pursuing defense judgments after the U.S. Supreme Court acted swiftly and unanimously in Hosanna-Tabor Evangelical Lutheran Church and...more
C.A., a Minor, etc. v. William S. Hart Union High School District, et al. Supreme Court of California (March 8, 2012)
Last week, the California Supreme Court significantly expanded public entity liability by recognizing...more
The recent $8 million jury award to the families of two students killed in the 2007 Virginia Tech massacre illustrates the importance of responding quickly and appropriately to incidents of violence, whether in the workplace...more
A recent court ruling in Texas shines a spotlight on the student-teacher boundary issues in schools. Recent headlines involving instances of teachers having allegedly inappropriate relationships with students always take our...more
In This Issue:
- The Student-Teacher Bond: How Close Is Too Close? By Dianna Bowen (Dallas)
A recent court ruling in Texas shines a spotlight on the student-teacher boundary issues in schools. Recent headlines...more
A recent Illinois Appellate Court decision highlights the protections that courts recognize for statements by public employees about coworker misconduct. The case should reassure school district employees who in good faith...more
You've just received a phone call advising that one of the school's employees is being sued for engaging in inappropriate activity with students attending the birthday party for the employee's child. The parent tells you that...more
C.A., a minor et al., v. William S. Hart Union High School District, et al. Court of Appeal, Second District, Division One (November 5, 2010)
This case addresses the pleading requirements for proceeding with a...more
Appeal from denial of SLAPP motion. Court of Appeal opinion....more
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