Education Law

Coaches, Athletic Director Facing Charges Following Alleged Hazing Incident
January 18, 2016
Two high school basketball coaches and an assistant principal/athletic director are facing criminal charges stemming from an alleged hazing incident that resulted in the hospitalization of a 15-year-old boy.
Three Tenn. Teens Charged With Rape and Assault After Allegedly Hazing Teammate
January 5, 2016
Three high school basketball players in Tennessee were charged with aggravated rape and aggravated assault in late December after allegedly sending one of their 15-year-old teammates to the hospital.
Judge Allows Lawsuit Against Pop Warner to Proceed to Trial
December 29, 2015
A Los Angeles judge ruled that a teenage football player may proceed to trial against the national Pop Warner organization, four years after he suffered an on-field injury that left him a quadriplegic.
Judge Dismisses Concussion Lawsuit Against Illinois High School Association
November 24, 2015
An Illinois judge has dismissed the nation's first class-action lawsuit against a state high school association over its handling of concussions, ruling that it had made strides in that regard since the filing of the lawsuit.
Appeals Court Puts Kibosh on Deferred-Compensation Plan for NCAA Athletes
October 3, 2015
A three-judge panel from the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled against a proposed plan that would have paid certain student-athletes as much as $5,000 annually in deferred compensation.
Texas H.S. Football Players May Face Charges After Tackling Referee
September 8, 2015
Two football players from John Jay High School in San Antonio, Texas, could be facing criminal charges after appearing to intentionally tackle a referee during a game on Friday night.
NLRB Rejects Northwestern Football Players’ Attempt to Unionize
August 18, 2015
The National Labor Relations Board unanimously declined jurisdiction Monday in the case involving Northwestern University football players attempting to unionize.
Team Sues Little League Over Stripped Championship
June 26, 2015
A Chicago-based former Little League team has filed a lawsuit against Little League International over the organization's decision to strip the team's United States championship earlier this year.
Parents Sue N.Y. School Districts, Medical Responders Over Football Player’s Death
November 3, 2014
The parents of a 16-year-old who died last fall from football-related brain trauma are suing the New York school districts he played for and the medical responders who tended to him the night he sustained his fatal injury.
Texas Cheerleaders Take Religious Message Battle to State Supreme Court
August 11, 2014
A group of Texas high school cheerleaders filed a petition with the state Supreme Court over an ongoing dispute about the display of banners with religious messages at high school football games.
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