NIC Responds to 60 MINUTES Story

Tim Burke, Fraternal Law Partners, tburke@manleyburke.com  On Sunday November 28th 60 MINUTES featured story described the terrible alcohol fueled hazing related death of Sam Martinez.  It was a terrible tragedy.  The actions leading to his death violated the law, university rules...
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New Lawsuit Filed Alleging Hazing At Texas A&M

Tim Burke, Fraternal Law Partners, tburke@manleyburke.com  On October 18, 2021 a lawsuit was filed in the Harris County District Court in Texas on behalf of two Plaintiffs, students at Texas A&M University, who were pledges of the chapter of the...
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Indiana University Prevails in CrimsonCard Case

Ilana Linder, Fraternal Law Partners, Ilana.Linder@manleyburke.com In November 2020, Fraternal Law reported on a case that had been filed by individual students against Indiana University (“IU”) regarding IU’s tracking of those students’ movements using swipe date from their student ID...
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Supreme Court of the United States Declines to Hear Bloomington Zoning Case

Micah E. Kamrass, Fraternal Law Partners, MKamrass@Manleyburke.com In the September 2021 Edition of Fraternal Law, we reported that UJ-Eighty Corp., a fraternity house corporation that owns property in Bloomington, Indiana, petitioned the Supreme Court of the United States to grant...
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COVID-19 Vaccine Mandates

Amy M. Hebbeler, Fraternal Law Partners, Amy.hebbeler@Manleyburke.com Vaccine mandates are not new. As more mandates are being issued by employers and booster shots are becoming available, the vaccine mandates issue is back in the forefront. However, with booster shots and...
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Fraternity House Corporation Seeks Writ of Certiorari From the Supreme Court of the United States in Bloomington Zoning Case

Micah Kamrass, Fraternal Law Partners, mkamrass@manleyburke.com In the March 2021 Edition of Fraternal Law, we reported on the disappointing decision from the Indiana Supreme Court in City of Bloomington Board of Zoning Appeals v UJ-Eighty Corp.[1] In that decision, the...
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Will Universities Increasingly View Chapter House Corporations as Competitors?

Tim Burke, Fraternal Law Partners, tburke@manleyburke.com The Chronicle of Higher Education’s Daily Briefing of August 3 linked to a story on TRIB live “Empty dorm rooms pose financial problems for Pennsylvania public universities”.  That article reported that many of the...
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Collin’s Law: What it Means For Fraternal Organizations in Ohio

Ilana Linder, Fraternal Law Partners, Ilana.Linder@manleyburke.com On July 6, 2021, Ohio Governor Mike DeWine signed into law, “Collin’s Law: The Ohio Anti-Hazing Act” (“Collin’s Law”). While Ohio already had in place an anti-hazing statute (Ohio Rev. Code § 2903.31), Collin’s...
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Biden Administration Issues Q and A and Responds to Court Decision on Title IX Regulations that May Predict New Regulations

Tim Burke, Fraternal Law Partners, tburke@manleyburke.com Clearly, addressing the issue of sexual assault on campus remains a priority of the Biden administration.  CNN reported that on Thursday, July 28, President Biden spoke to a “Summit” sponsored by Its On Us,...
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“ALL COMERS” NON DISCRIMINATION POLICY: InterVarsity Christian Fellowship et. al. v Board of Governors of Wayne State University;

Stephen R. Bernstein, Stephen R. Bernstein Law Offices, srb@srbernstein.com United States District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan; Case 3:19-CV-10375 Introduction:            Plaintiffs, InterVarsity Christian Fellowship et.al., brought this lawsuit against Defendants, who are board members and administrators at...
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