DeVos’ Rules on Title IX Sexual Assault Investigations Will Be Reviewed

Tim Burke, Fraternal Law Partners, tburke@manleyburke.com On March 2, the day that Miguel Cardona was sworn in as the new Secretary of the United States Department of Education, he received a letter signed by more than one hundred members of...
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Indiana Supreme Court Decides Bloomington Case

Tim Burke, Fraternal Law Partners, tburke@manleyburke.com After several significant victories challenging zoning ordinances that put the fate of fraternity houses under local zoning ordinances in the hands of local universities, fraternity house owners suffered a significant set-back in the Indiana...
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State Covid-19 Liability Shields

Amy Hebbeler, Fraternal Law Partners, Amy.hebbeler@manleyburke.com A recent trend toward the end of 2020 and beginning of 2021 has been for states to create state COVID-19 liability shields. Generally, these statutes prohibit an individual from holding a business civilly liable...
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Uva’s Anti-Hazing Policy Deemed Reasonable

 Ilana Linder, Fraternal Law Partners, Ilana.linder@manleyburke.com In the January 2019 Fraternal Law newsletter, we reported on a new lawsuit that had been filed against the University of Virginia (UVA) by a predominately-Latina sorority, Sigma Lambda Upsilon (SLU).[1]In its original complaint,...
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NPC News Release

Tim Burke, Fraternal Law Partners, tburke@manleyburke.com On February 25, 2021, Carole J. Jones, the NPC Chairman, and Dani Weatherford, J.D., the NPC Chief Executive Officer, forwarded the following news release. We reprint it here because of the substantial attention now...
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Bowling Green State University and VCU Statements

Tim Burke, Fraternal Law Partners, tburke@manleyburke.com Within the last month the families of Adam Oakes, a student at Virginia Commonwealth and Stone Foltz, a student at Bowling Green, have been left to mourn their deaths.  Both a deaths are being...
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Last-Minute Department of Education Memo Says Title IX Does Not Protect LGBTQ Community

Micah Kamrass, Fraternal Law Partners, mkamrass@manleyburke.com On January 8, 2021, less than two weeks before the change in presidential administrations, and one day following the resignation of the Secretary of Education, the U.S. Department of Education issued a memorandum stating...
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Employer Vaccine Mandates

Tara K. Burke, Attorney for Jackson Lewis P.C. Tara K. Burke is a Knowledge Management Attorney for Jackson Lewis P.C. a law firm focused on workplace law with offices in major cities nationwide.  Tara has been monitoring the employment law...
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Gruver Lawsuit Against LSU May Finally go to Trial

Tim Burke, Fraternal Law Partners, tburke@manleyburke.com Max Gruver died as a result of hazing fueled by alcohol poisoning in 2017. But the civil case brought by his parents has yet to even be scheduled for trial. Now it certainly appears...
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CDC Links COVID-19 Cases to Fraternities and Sororities

Ilana Linder, Fraternal Law Partners, Ilana.linder@manleyburke.com As colleges and universities across the country begin to welcome back students and resume classes for the spring semester, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issued two reports related to the spread...
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