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|Bullying Can Cost Your School - And Your Students, And Their Parents|
Kathleen McLeod Caminiti, David J. Treibman; Fisher & Phillips LLP;
March 23, 2015, previously published on January 2, 2015School bullying is one of the most pressing social, health, and educational concerns facing public and private schools alike. Long-term bullying, left unaddressed by schools or parents, can cause lasting physical and emotional harm to students. Bullying has been linked both to deadly school...
|New Source Review Update: Courts Limit Aggregation for Major Source Determination and Challenges to NSR Pre-Project Emissions Analysis|
Jay Holloway, Emily L. Seidman, Liz Williamson; Sutherland Asbill Brennan LLP;
March 20, 2015, previously published on March 19, 2015In February, the Middle District of Pennsylvania struck down an environmental group’s challenge that Ultra Resources should have aggregated eight compressor stations into a single source. Ultra Resources individually permitted each of its eight stations that are located at gas fracking wells...
|Administration Touts Tax, Healthcare, and Education Proposals|
Michael Caputo, Rebecca M. Kuhns, Aaron M. Ockerman, Todd A. Snitchler; McDonald Hopkins LLC;
March 18, 2015, previously published on February 13, 2015The House Finance Committee continued hearings on Gov. Kasich's budget proposal this week. House Bill 64, a nearly 3,000 page bill, includes details on the governor’s spending proposal for fiscal years 2016 and 2017.
|In-Depth Look: ex-UNC Athletes Sue for the Education They Were Denied|
Joseph M. Hanna; Goldberg Segalla LLP;
March 13, 2015, previously published on January 31, 2015On Thursday, January 22, two more former student-athletes filed a lawsuit against both the University of North Carolina and the NCAA, claiming the institutions failed to safeguard and provide scholarship student-athletes with a meaningful education, directly attacking the ‘amateurism’...
|Fighters Take on UFC in Antitrust Bout|
Joseph M. Hanna; Goldberg Segalla LLP;
March 13, 2015, previously published on December 30, 2014On Wednesday, December 24, a third antitrust lawsuit was filed against the UFC by fighters claiming the organization is a monopoly and illegally restrains trade.
|School District Can Be Vicariously Liable In Cases of Employee-Student Sexual Assault|
Carl L. Fessenden, Derek J. Haynes; Porter Scott A Professional Corporation;
March 11, 2015The California Supreme Court recently issued its decision in C.A. v. William S. Hart Union High School District, holding that school districts can be vicariously liable for negligent hiring, supervision, and training in cases involving employee-student sexual assaults.
|Recent Supreme Court Decisions Extend Liability for Discrimination Suits|
David P.E. Burkett, Michael W. Pott; Porter Scott A Professional Corporation;
March 11, 2015On January 21, 2009, the United States Supreme Court created an avenue for employees of educational institutions to be sued as individuals for sex based discrimination. Fitzgerald v. Barnstable School Committee, No. 07-1125. This decision has significant consequences for educational institutions...
|Sawnee EMC Prevails in Bid Protest to Serve New Gwinnett Technical College Building|
Benjamin C. Morgan, James A. Orr, William R. Wildman; Sutherland Asbill Brennan LLP;
March 10, 2015, previously published on March 10, 2015Sawnee EMC has prevailed in a bid protest to serve a new education building at Gwinnett Technical College. After Sawnee EMC protested Georgia Power’s offer of ˝ cent per kWh - and the state’s acceptance of that offer - Georgia Power withdrew its bid, leaving Sawnee as the winning...
|#SOTU2015: Employment, Immigration, Cyber Safety, and Education in a New Era|
Hera S. Arsen; Ogletree Deakins Nash Smoak Stewart P.C.;
March 10, 2015, previously published on January 20, 2015On the evening of January 20, 2015, President Obama delivered his sixth State of the Union address in the chamber of the U.S. House of Representatives with Supreme Court justices, members of Congress, the president’s cabinet, and special guests in attendance. The speech comes in the midst of...
Lamb Barnosky LLP;
February 24, 2015, previously published on December 5, 2014The U.S. Department of Education, New York Office for Civil Rights, ("OCR") recently determined that a BOCES discriminated against students by failing to publish a nondiscrimination notice that complied with federal laws and regulations.