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California Court Finds College Not Liable for Third Party Harassment Not Related to College’s Programs or Activities

On April 20, 2018 by Schnader in Client Alerts

In Karasek v. Regents of the University of California, No. 3:15-cv-03717-WHO (N. D. Cal. April 12, 2018), the court granted summary judgment to the University of California (UC) on the plaintiff’s Title IX claims. The plaintiff, Aryle Butler, was an undergraduate student at UC Berkeley from 2012 to 2015. During the […]

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Supreme Court Holds That Consolidated Cases Retain Their Independence for Purposes of Appeal

On March 27, 2018 by Schnader in Appellate

The Supreme Court has reversed a Third Circuit decision and held that individual federal cases consolidated for trial or other purposes retain their independent character for purposes of appealing a final judgment. As a result, when a final judgment is entered in one of the consolidated cases, an appeal can […]

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California Court Creates Special Duty for Colleges to Protect Students

On March 22, 2018 by Schnader in Client Alerts

On March 22, 2018, the top California Court stated for the first time that there is a special relationship between colleges and their enrolled students which gives rise to an exception to the general rule that there is no duty to act to protect others from the conduct of third […]

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The DOJ’s New Officially Unofficial Policy May Enable Federally Regulated Business to Avoid Criminal Charges

On March 8, 2018 by Schnader in Client Alerts

Last November, Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein announced a new enforcement policy. Under the new policy, businesses subject to the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (“FCPA”) may avoid criminal liability by self-reporting wrongdoing, fully cooperating with Department of Justice (“DOJ”) investigations, and demonstrating timely and appropriate remediation of the conduct at […]

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