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Category: Higher Education

Daniel Pereira and Richard Barkasy Published “Supreme Court Says Creditors Must ‘Get It in Writing’”

On July 7, 2018 by Schnader in Aviation

On June 4, the U.S. Supreme Court sent a clear message regarding the requirements for non-dischargeability under the Bankruptcy Code, holding that a debtor’s misleading statement to a creditor regarding a single asset was a statement “respecting the debtor’s . . . financial condition” which must be in writing to […]

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Massachusetts High Court Provides Guidance on Responding to Suicidal Students

On May 9, 2018 by Schnader in Client Alerts

In Ngyuen v. Massachusetts Institute of Technology, SJC-12329 (May 7, 2018), the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court found that MIT was not liable to the estate of a former graduate student who had committed suicide moments after his professor had called him to “read [him] the riot act” and otherwise provide him […]

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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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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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