Court rulings

Supreme Court Sides Against Textbook Publishers on Resale of Imported Works

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Supreme Court rules against textbook publisher's effort to prevent resale of cheaper imported textbooks.

With HathiTrust ruling, universities' 'fair use' winning streak

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With HathiTrust ruling, 'fair use' advocates in academe continue a legal winning streak that could have historic implications.

Court ruling in landmark e-reserve leaves unanswered questions

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Despite its volume, 350-page court ruling in landmark case on fair use left many questions unanswered.

Supreme Court will hear case with major implications for textbook prices

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Supreme Court will decide on whether less expensive, foreign-made editions of textbooks can be lawfully sold to thrifty U.S. students.

Virginia's high court protects privacy of researcher's emails

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Virginia's Supreme Court says U. of Virginia was within its rights under state law not to release emails of climate change researcher.

Appeals court finds speaker policies at U. of Tennessee unconstitutionally vague

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In another win for an itinerant preacher, federal appeals court rejects U. of Tennessee's policies on getting permission to speak on campus.

Australian university fined for using finances as excuse to fire whistle blowing professor

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Australian court threatens $2 million fine for university after concluding that it used finances as excuse to dismiss a professor for complaining about bullying tactics by her supervisor.

Carthage College negligence case headed back to court after ruling

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A federal appeals court finds a lower court should not have excluded expert testimony in a case in which a student sued her college for negligence.

Appeals court returns retaliation case to lower court

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In reversal, a federal appeals panel rules a lower court erred in dismissing a Hofstra University graduate student's retaliation lawsuit.

Appeals court: HR administrator's controversial op-ed not protected speech

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Appeals court says University of Toledo had right to fire human resources director for op-ed questioning legitimacy of gay rights.

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