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School Bus Crashes into Store in South Carolina

Sep 22 2022 // A school bus crashed into a store in South Carolina on Tuesday, hitting one student outside and sending seven people to the hospital, authorities said. The front of the school bus was inside the brick building in North...

Virginia Commonwealth University Reaches Settlement With Hazing Victim’s Family

Sep 20 2022 // Virginia Commonwealth University will pay nearly $1 million to the family of a young man who died after a 2021 fraternity hazing incident as part of a recent settlement agreement. The agreement with the family of Adam...

Judge OKs Fund for University of Michigan Doctor’s Victims

Sep 19 2022 // A judge on Friday signed off on a fund for more than 1,000 people who said they were sexually assaulted by a University of Michigan doctor, an order that allows victims to start collecting a portion of a $490 million...

Yeshiva University Halts All Student Clubs Amid Court LGBTQ Ruling

Sep 19 2022 // Yeshiva University has abruptly suspended student club activity in the wake of a U.S. Supreme Court decision earlier this week that ordered the school to recognize —for now —an LGBTQ student group. In an email to...

Supreme Court Temporarily Blocks LGBTQ Order at New York’s Yeshiva University

Sep 12 2022 // The Supreme Court has temporarily blocked a court order that would have forced Yeshiva University to recognize an LGBTQ group as an official campus club. The court acted Friday in a brief order signed by Justice Sonia...

Jury Awards $48.5M to Baylor Medical College for COVID Business-Interruption Claim

Sep 7 2022 // A Texas jury awarded the Baylor College of Medicine in Houston $48,529,961 for damages caused by COVID-19 in what appears to be the first jury verdict in a lawsuit that sought insurance coverage for lost business income...

Huge Los Angeles Unified School District Hit by Cyberattack

Sep 7 2022 // The huge Los Angeles Unified School District’s information technology systems were targeted by an external cyberattack during the Labor Day weekend, officials said. Despite the disruption, schools in the...

Column Collapses at Oregon College, Killing Student In Hammock

Sep 2 2022 // Authorities say a brick column collapsed at Lewis & Clark College in Portland, Oregon, killing one student who was in a hammock hanging from the column. Portland Fire & Rescue said two other people were injured...

Uvalde School District, Texas Law Enforcement Could Face $27 Billion Lawsuit

Aug 24 2022 // Uvalde school district and a litany of law enforcement agencies could face $27 billion class-action lawsuit over shooting which was first published by The Texas Tribune, a nonprofit, nonpartisan media organization that...

Ex-Gov. Wilder Drops Lawsuit Against Virginia Commonwealth University Leaders

Aug 23 2022 // Former Virginia Gov. Doug Wilder has withdrawn a lawsuit he filed against leaders of Virginia Commonwealth University following a public personnel dispute in which Wilder had pushed for the firing of an employee he accused...

Virginia Ex-Gov. Wilder Sues University Leaders After Personnel Dispute

Jul 21 2022 // Former Virginia Gov. Doug Wilder recently sued leaders of the Richmond university where he works following a public personnel dispute in which Wilder had pushed for the firing of an employee he accused of threatening...

Storms Damage Kansas State University Sorority House

Jun 14 2022 // Strong winds and storms forced crowds who gathered in a rural Kansas field for a symphony performance to evacuate and damaged a sorority house at Kansas State University. About half a dozen tornado warnings were issued...

Texas Mutual to Award $1.1M in Safety Education Grants to 11 Texas Colleges

May 27 2022 // Texas Mutual Insurance Company is awarding $1.1 million in grants to 11 colleges across Texas to fund workplace safety courses for employers, workers and the general public. Texas Mutual—the state’s leading...

Minnesota College Student Awarded $111M in Personal Injury Case

May 23 2022 // A federal jury in Minnesota has awarded a college student more than $111 million in damages after concluding negligent care of his injured leg following surgery led to a permanent disability. The jury verdict this week,...

Liberty University Settles With 12 Women Who Sued Over Sexual Assault Policies

May 16 2022 // A settlement has been reached in a lawsuit 12 women brought last summer against Liberty University, accusing the Christian institution of fostering an unsafe environment on its Virginia campus and mishandling cases of...

Gen Re, Boston’s Suffolk University Create Behavioral Economics Relationship

May 6 2022 // Suffolk University professors are bringing their expertise in behavioral economics to Gen Re through a new business relationship designed to benefit the reinsurer’s clients in the areas of underwriting, marketing,...

Jury Awards $15M in Wrongful Death of University of Virginia Lacrosse Player

May 4 2022 // A former University of Virginia lacrosse player is liable for fatally beating his girlfriend in 2010 and must pay $15 million in damages in a wrongful death lawsuit, a jury found Monday. George Huguely V is currently...

Logic & Language and Forms & Facts, Insuring College Students

May 2 2022 // “Whether four years of strenuous attention to football and fraternities is the best preparation for professional work has never been seriously investigated.” – Robert Maynard Hutchins While this quote...

California School District Settles Sex Abuse Suits for $13M

Apr 22 2022 // A Southern California school district has agreed to pay $13.75 million to settle civil lawsuits over a worker who admitted molesting elementary school students. The agreement was announced by attorneys for 10 former...

Appeals Court Upholds $25M Judgment Against College in Ohio

Apr 18 2022 // An Ohio appeals court has upheld a $25 million judgment for a business that successfully claimed it was libeled by Oberlin College in the aftermath of a shoplifting incident that roiled the historic liberal arts school and...