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Expert Outlines 5 School Insurance Liability Issues to Watch

Lilian A. Vanvieldt, senior vice president, educational entities practice leader for the national insurance agency Alliant, has spent more than three decades insuring schools across the country. Her book of business spans from the small school district in Maine that …

Oklahoma School District Sued Over Aide’s Alleged Molestation of 15 Girls

An Oklahoma school and its board of directors are being sued on behalf of 15 girls who say they were molested by a teacher’s aide. The federal lawsuit filed last week in Oklahoma City seeks unspecified damages from the Perry …

University of North Carolina, Plaintiffs Square Off Again Over Academic Lawsuit

Attorneys for The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and athletes who played for the school argued in a state court on Friday whether a lawsuit filed against the school in connection with an academic scandal should be dismissed. …

Ohio Parents Test School Liability in Bullying, Child Suicide Case

The parents of an 8-year-old Ohio boy who hanged himself from his bunk bed with a necktie want school officials held responsible, testing the issue of school liability in suicides blamed on bullying. The wrongful death lawsuit filed by the …

North Carolina Appeals Court Refuses to Revive UNC Academic Sham Suit

A North Carolina appeals court won’t revive a lawsuit by two former athletes who say they were harmed by sham classes at the University of North Carolina. The North Carolina Court of Appeals ruled Tuesday that a Charlotte-area judge properly …

Kinsale Launches Liability Coverage for Educational Institutions

Kinsale Insurance Co. (Kinsale), a subsidiary of Kinsale Capital Group, Inc., is now offering educational institution (school board) liability coverage through its Public Entity Division. The division targets hard-to-place/distressed educational institution risks that are typically non-renewed due to claim activity …

New Jersey Catholic School Settles Sexual Abuse Allegations for $1.9M

A Catholic school in New Jersey has settled allegations of child sexual abuse for $1.9 million. The agreement between Bergen Catholic High School in Oradell and 21 former students who said they were sexually abused by staff at the all …

Judge Drops NCAA from ‘Academic Sham’ Lawsuit by Ex-North Carolina Athletes

A federal judge has granted the NCAA’s motion to dismiss a lawsuit filed by two former North Carolina athletes seeking to hold college sports’ governing body at least partly responsible for the school’s long-running academic fraud scandal. In a ruling …

California School District Didn’t Supervise Special Needs Boy, Lawsuit Says

A California mother has filed a second lawsuit against a school district, saying it failed to keep her special needs son safe even after losing the first lawsuit and agreeing to improve his supervision. The Bay Area New Group reports …

Oregon Teen Disfigured During School Trip to Costa Rica Sues For $20M

An Oregon teenager who was disfigured during a school trip in Costa Rica has filed a $20.8 million lawsuit against his former high school. The Oregonian/OregonLive reported that Joseph Christopher Johnson filed the suit earlier this week against Salem Academy, …