Ohio Appellate Court Revives College Football Concussion Suit – More to Follow?

On December 8, 2016, the Eighth District Court of Appeals of Ohio ruled that the widow of a former college football player can proceed in her suit against the University of Notre Dame (“Notre Dame”) and the NCAA for failure to warn of debilitating long-term dangers of repeated concussions.

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Court Allows Retired President to Pursue Claim of Contract for Lifetime Pay and Benefits Against University

On February 7, 2017, the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Kentucky ordered that the former President of the University of the Cumberlands, Dr. James Taylor, may proceed on his claims that the University failed to follow through on its contractual promises to provide him and his wife with lifetime pay and benefits.

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Professor Terminated For Relationship With Admitted Student Allowed to Move Forward With Title IX Retaliation Claim

A former non-tenured professor at the University of North Texas has filed suit claiming that he was fired in retaliation for his participation, as the accused, in a campus investigation of a graduate student’s sexual harassment complaint against him, in violation of Title IX and his due process rights. The U.S. District Court for the […]

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Justice Department Settles Matter with Princeton University

On December 19, 2016 the Justice Department announced a Settlement Agreement with Princeton University to resolve a compliance review of Princeton’s policies, procedures and practices related to requests for reasonable modifications, withdrawals and leaves of absence by students with disabilities. The compliance review apparently was triggered by a student’s complaint filed in Federal District Court […]

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Future of 2011 Dear Colleague Letter In Doubt?

In the weeks since Donald Trump won the presidential election there has been considerable discussion and speculation about the future of the 2011 Dear Colleague letter and subsequent guidance documents issued by the Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights (“OCR”) interpreting the scope of Title IX and the obligations of Institutions with respect to […]

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May A College Or University Post A Video On A School Website?

May a college or university stream a video on a school website? It seems like a simple question, but the answer can involve whether the video, or any background music in the video, is subject to copyright protection, if streaming the video is part of teaching activities, or if the video being streamed is part […]

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