M.L. v. Smith (Lawyers Weekly No. 001-174-17, 22 pp.) (Agee, J.) No. 15-1977, Aug. 14, 2017; USDC at Greenbelt, Md. (Grimm, J.) 4th Cir. Holding: The 4th Circuit upholds a decision that the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act does ...Read More »
Crittenden v. Florence School District One (Lawyers Weekly No. 002-065-17, 13 pp.) (R. Bryan Harwell, J.) 4:16-cv-02014; D.S.C. Holding: Where the plaintiff-parent alleges that the defendant-school district did not have adequate training and procedures in place to handle students with ...
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Mother Doe 203 v. Berkeley County School District (Lawyers Weekly No. 002-217-16, 10 pp.) (Patrick Michael Duffy, J.) 2:14-cv-03575; D.S.C. Holding: As different students reported inappropriate touching and other actions by student WW, the defendant-school district took increasingly serious measures ...
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Schools & School Boards – Civil Rights – Constitutional – Substantive Due Process – Cheerleader Coach
Doe v. Georgetown County School District (Lawyers Weekly No. 002-190-15, 21 pp.) (David Norton, J.) 2:14-cv-01873; D.S.C. Holding: Plaintiff alleges that her cheerleading coach made an inappropriate comment about plaintiff’s body and then was rude to plaintiff after plaintiff reported ...Read More »
Everett v. Pitt County Board of Educ. (Lawyers Weekly No. 001-099-15, 53 pp.) (Diaz, J.) No. 13-2312, June 3, 2015; USDC at Greenville, N.C. (Howard, J.) 4th Cir. Holding: The 4th Circuit upholds a decision by a North Carolina federal ...Read More »
Randall v. Sumter School District No. 2 Due to the defendant-school district’s careful attention to school attendance zones, there is no racial exclusion from any of the district’s schools, and the proportion of black to white students at each school is reasonably consistent in light of demographic factors. Most of the current racial imbalance results from demographic shifts in population (particularly a decrease in white student enrollment) and parents’ choices to send their children to private schools. Under these circumstances, it cannot be assumed that racial disparities in enrollment are vestiges of past discrimination.Read More »
Doe v. Virginia Dep’t of State Police The 4th Circuit denies rehearing and rehearing en banc of its April 12 decision holding that a woman convicted in 1993 of carnal knowledge of a minor student under her supervision must first seek permission from the local state court and school board for access to her children’s school, before suing in federal court.Read More »