Tag Archives: schools

Premises Liability: Merrill v. Elmira Heights Central School District

Appellate Division, Third Department Premises Liability Schools Merrill v. Elmira Heights Central School District 509599 Appealed from Supreme Court, Chemung County Background: The appeal is from a ruling that denied the defendant’s motion for summary judgment dismissing the complaint. The ...

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Civil suits target peer-on-peer abuse at school

Lawsuits targeting school districts for allowing students to be bullied by other students are on the rise. “This is certainly an issue that has an extremely heightened awareness now, not only in schools, but across the country and among the public,” said Sonja Trainor ...

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First Amendment: Matter of Macula v. Board of Education

Appellate Division, Fourth Department First Amendment Schools — Status as Non-Public Forums Matter of Macula v. Board of Education 275 Article 78 Proceeding; Supreme Court, Livingston County Background: The petitioner, a professor at SUNY Geneseo who had children attending Geneseo ...

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Negligence: Ballou v. Ravena-Coeymans-Selkirk School District

Appellate Division, Third Department Negligence Schools-Supervision Ballou v. Ravena-Coeymans-Selkirk School District 508258 Appealed from Supreme Court, Albany County Background: The appeal is from a judgment that denied the defendant’s motion for summary judgment dismissing the complaint. The plaintiff, the mother ...

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Gay student settles lawsuit

ALBANY — A gay teenager in upstate New York who had claimed he was relentlessly bullied by classmates while school administrators stood by settled his lawsuit Monday against the school district.

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