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HTMLRecent Supreme Court Decisions Extend Liability for Discrimination Suits
David P.E. Burkett, Michael W. Pott; Porter Scott A Professional Corporation;
Legal Alert/Article
March 11, 2015
On 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...

 

HTMLSchool District Can Be Vicariously Liable In Cases of Employee-Student Sexual Assault
Carl L. Fessenden, Derek J. Haynes; Porter Scott A Professional Corporation;
Legal Alert/Article
March 11, 2015
The 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.

 

HTML#SOTU2015: Employment, Immigration, Cyber Safety, and Education in a New Era
Hera S. Arsen; Ogletree Deakins Nash Smoak Stewart P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
March 10, 2015, previously published on January 20, 2015
On 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...

 

HTMLSawnee 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;
Legal Alert/Article
March 10, 2015, previously published on March 10, 2015
Sawnee 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...

 

Adobe PDFNon-Discrimination Notices
Lamb Barnosky LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
February 24, 2015, previously published on December 5, 2014
The 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.

 

HTMLCalifornia School Teacher’s Claim That She Was Fired Due to a Computer Error Proceeds
Hera S. Arsen; Ogletree Deakins Nash Smoak Stewart P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
February 23, 2015, previously published on January 30, 2015
Rommel v. Los Angeles Unified School District, No. B253405 (December 5, 2014): In a recent unpublished ruling, the California Court of Appeal reversed a trial court’s judgment in favor of a school district and against a teacher who claimed that she was fired while on disability leave as a...

 

HTMLSchool District Found Not Liable for Child Burned on Radiator
Betsy G. Ramos; Capehart & Scatchard, P.A.;
Legal Alert/Article
February 18, 2015, previously published on December 31, 2014
The minor plaintiff Ashanti Atkins, age 6, a first grader at Lincoln School in Newark, was burned by a radiator in the girl’s bathroom. She had climbed onto the 26 inch high uncovered, cast-iron radiator to look out the window, her foot slipped, and her leg became wedged behind the radiator....

 

HTMLThe Feds Are Watching: Equitable Allocations In School Budgets
Michael P. Mckeon; GrayRobinson P.A.;
Legal Alert/Article
February 18, 2015, previously published on November 23, 2014
It is indisputable that education forms the cornerstone of a productive society. What is frequently disputed, however, is what that cornerstone should cost, and just as every year swallows return to San Juan Capistrano, so too do gadflies swarm in school districts across Connecticut during the...

 

HTMLSchool Board Found Not Liable for Fall on School Property
Betsy G. Ramos; Capehart & Scatchard, P.A.;
Legal Alert/Article
February 18, 2015, previously published on November 25, 2014
Laurie Ortiz Guerrero sued defendant Toms River Regional Schools Board of Education due to a fall on an icy school walkway. Plaintiff argued that the exception to the immunity provisions in the Tort Claims Act, as set forth in the New Jersey Supreme Court in Bligen v. Jersey City Housing Authority...

 

HTMLCalifornia Supreme Court to Review Denial of Homeowner’s Private Beach Access
Joshua Weiss; Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
February 17, 2015, previously published on December 19, 2014
In the case of Lynch v. California Coastal Commission (D064120; Cal.App.4th 658; San Diego Superior Court; 37-2011-00058666-CU-WM-NC), the California Supreme Court has granted a petition for review of the decision by the Fourth Appellate District (Division One) upholding a prior decision in which...

 


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