Court rulings

The Footnote Judges Ignore

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The American Association of University Professors is trying once again to get federal judges to pay attention to a footnote.

For-Profits and the False Claims Act

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Developments in two whistleblower lawsuits raise prospect that commercial colleges could face more U.S. pressure in the courts.

Split Decision in Title IX Case

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U.S. judge finds that California-Davis did not discriminate against female wrestlers 10 years ago -- but that it broke the law because number of female athletes declined while they were in college.

Costly Mistake

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A week after being admonished in court for a procedural error that may have warranted a mistrial, the National Collegiate Athletic Association announced Monday that it would bear the brunt of settling a lawsuit filed last year by Rick Neuheisel, former football coach at the University of Washington. The settlement, worth a total of $4.5 million, came as closing arguments were due to begin in a five-week jury trial.

Transfer of Liability

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A foundation created by Western Kentucky University to manage its dormitories does not have the university's immunity from lawsuits, a Kentucky appeals court ruled Friday.

The ruling sends a lawsuit against the foundation back to a lower court for additional hearings, and the ruling could complicate the arrangements some public colleges have set up with foundations or related entities to manage some of their operations.

Partially Open Records

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A New York court requires Cornell to make public some documents related to one of its state funded colleges.

Unseal the Books

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Iowa Supreme Court rules that state open-records laws apply to a public university's foundation.

Protection for Title IX Whistle Blowers

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Employees who face retaliation for bringing gender bias claims are entitled to damages, Supreme Court rules.

Supreme Court to Hear Bankruptcy Case Involving Colleges

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4 Va. institutions seek state immunity protection as estate of bankrupt bookstore chain seeks to recoup funds.

NFL Rule Barring Underclassmen Stands

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Supreme Court declines to hear case in which player challenged the league's "age" rule.

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