Court rulings

Federal appeals court revives Title IX suit by male student challenging sex assault finding

Federal appeals court finds enough evidence of possible antimale bias to revive a lawsuit. Ruling could inspire more litigation.

U.S. Extends Work Program for Some International Students

After a legal challenge -- still on appeal -- U.S. issues new rule extending the time some international students can work after graduation.

HathiTrust continues string of victories under 'fair use' doctrine in appeals court

The digital repository HathiTrust scores another victory as a federal appeals court rules its practices fall under the "fair use" doctrine.

Supreme Court upholds right of state voters to bar consideration of race in admissions

Supreme Court finds that Michigan voters had the right to bar public colleges from considering the use of race in admissions.

Supreme Court Sides Against Textbook Publishers on Resale of Imported Works

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

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

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

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


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

Court reverses previous decision on dismissed medical student

A federal appeals court sees due process issues.

UW Madison to Pay $32 Million Over Patent Contract

The Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation (WARF), the patent-licensing organization for the University of Wisconsin at Madison, was ordered to pay $32 million to Washington University in St. Louis after a judge ruled that WARF violated a royalties contract between the two universities, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported.

The two universities had collaborated on medical research in the 1990s and developed a treatment for kidney disease that WARF worked to patent in exchange for a larger share of the royalties. Washington University claimed that WARF misled it by undervaluing the patent.

"The court recognized WARF’s failure to properly value the co-owned patent and the contributions of Washington University’s researcher, and to share critical information with Washington University," a spokesperson for Washington University told the Post-Dispatch. "We remain disappointed that WARF would not negotiate a resolution and that we had to resolve this matter through the court system."

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