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New Anti-Hazing Law Requires PA Colleges & Universities to Post Semi-Annual Reports, with Initial Reports Due Jan. 15, 2019

On December 4, 2018 by Schnader in Client Alerts

Samantha Banks published a client alert, “New Anti-Hazing Law Requires Pennsylvania Colleges and Universities to Post Semi-Annual Reports, with Initial Reports Due January 15, 2019.” She wrote: “This fall, Pennsylvania adopted legislation in an effort to prevent, deter, and criminalize hazing at colleges, universities, and secondary schools. Pennsylvania’s Timothy J. Piazza Anti-Hazing […]

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Department of Education Requests Comments on Proposed Title IX Regulations

On November 19, 2018 by Schnader in Client Alerts

Karen Baillie issued a client alert, “Department of Education Requests Comments on Proposed Title IX Regulations.” Baillie is co-chair of Schnader’s Higher Education Practice Group. “On Friday, November 16, 2018, the U.S. Department of Education released a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking regarding how schools must respond to allegations of sexual […]

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Pro Bono Victory Protects Attorney-Client Communications for Incarcerated Individuals in PA

On October 30, 2018 by Schnader in Alternative Dispute Resolution

UPDATE: March 25, 2019. A draft settlement in this matter has now been finalized, a month after suspending the trial in federal court following the first day of testimony by witnesses for the plaintiffs. The Pennsylvania Department of Corrections (DOC) has agreed to stop all photocopying of legal mail as […]

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Taking Statements During Internal Investigations: Garrity and the Fifth Amendment May Prevent Use in Subsequent Legal Proceedings

On October 22, 2018 by Schnader in Criminal Defense

By Osazenoriuwa Ebose and Laurel Gift. In the wake of a recent trial decision in U.S. v. Connolly,[i] companies should consider taking extra precautions when conducting employee interviews during an internal investigation. Such safeguards may be especially important when governmental investigations could be perceived to have an influence over the internal investigations of a private […]

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