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Parents File Second Lawsuit Over University of Utah Student’s Shooting Death

The parents of a University of Utah student who was shot and killed on campus in 2018 has filed another lawsuit against the school In the lawsuit, Jill and Matt McCluskey allege the university violated the state constitution by dismissing …

Mother Sues School She Says Ignored Bullying of Her Daughter Who Committed Suicide

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — The mother of a 9-year-old girl who took her own life filed suit last week blaming the fourth-grader’s death on educators she accused of ignoring the girl’s complaints about months of bullying by a boy. Administrators and …

Mother Loses Claim Against Pennsylvania School Over Daughter’s Disappearance

A federal judge has dismissed an eastern Pennsylvania mother’s argument that a school should be held responsible for psychological harm and bad publicity over her teenage daughter’s disappearance to Mexico with a married man. The suit alleged that Lehigh Valley …

Massachusetts Case Considers School Liability for Student Suicides

Han Nguyen was consumed by depression and struggling to stay afloat at one of the world’s most prestigious universities. His mental health continued to decline until one day, moments after a professor confronted him about an offensive email, the 25-year-old …

Pennsylvania University Sexual Abuse Trial Underway

Two men who accuse a former high-ranking state university administrator in northeastern Pennsylvania of molesting them when they were students described for a jury this week how they had looked to him as a mentor but instead endured a “nightmare” …

Flag-Stomping South Carolina Teacher Gets $85K Not to Sue School

A South Carolina high school teacher removed from the classroom when he stomped on an American flag while discussing freedom is being paid $85,000 to avoid a legal challenge. The State newspaper obtained documents under the Freedom of Information Act …

Ex-Louisville Football Player Sues School, Coach

A former University of Louisville football player has sued the school and coach Charlie Strong and says he was coerced into covering up a beating in the locker room by a pair of teammates. Former Cardinals defensive lineman Patrick Grant …