Legal Articles, Government

Town Granted Immunity in Cheerleading Fiasco

Blog post about a case where the doctrine of governmental immunity applied to protect a town from liability when a cheerleader was injured during practice.

School and Town Claim Immunity After Wife's Frozen Fall

Blog post about a woman who unsuccessfully tried suing the town of Westport and the board of education after she fell on ice in the parking lot because of governmental immunity.

Court Rejects Student's Claims of Selective Prosecution

Blog post about a student who claimed she was improperly expelled and selectively prosecuted.

Day Care's License Revoked For Overcapacity and Disorderly Conduct

Blog post about a day care that was shut down by the state due to overcrowding.

Court Declines Interfering in Yale University's Tenure Process

Blog post about Connecticut court declining to get involved in the process of awarding instructors tenure at Yale University.

Mother Challenges IEP for Lack of Emotional Support

Blog post about a mother who challenged her child's IEP on the basis that it did not provide for adequate emotional support.

High School Class Challenges New Attendance Policy

Blog post about a group of high school students who brought a lawsuit against their school for its implemented policies regarding non-attendance penalties.

Injured Student Holds School Accountable Despite Immunity

Blog post on when a school will have liability for harm that students suffer even though they are normally protected by the doctrine of governmental immunity.

School Board "Obligated" to Utilize Drug-Sniffing Dogs, Says Court

Blog post about the use of drug sniffing dogs in public schools.

School Fails to Disprove Young Student's Immunity Exception

Blog post about a school's liability when there is an exception to the doctrine of governmental immunity.

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