Category Archives: Municipal & School

School Employee Who Resigned After Her Hospitalization Coverage Was Reduced Entitled To Unemployment Compensation

Forbes Road School District V Unemployment Compensation Board of Review, Commonwealth Court of Pennsylvania, Case No. …

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Students’ Privacy Claims Fail to Upend School District’s Transgender Restroom Policy

Doe v. Boyertown Area School District, 2017 WL 3675418 (E.D. Pa. 2017) (A Pennsylvania federal …

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District Court Permits Transgender Person Diagnosed With Gender Dysphoria to Sue Under Americans With Disabilities Act

Blatt v. Cabela’s Retail, Inc., No. 5:14-CV-04822, 2017 WL 2178123, at *2 (E.D. Pa. May …

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Pennsylvania Courts Split Over Sexual Orientation Discrimination

A recent decision by Judge Jan E. DuBois in Coleman v. Amerihealth Caritas, No. 16-3652, …

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Federal Court rules that Elected Official Violated First Amendment when Banning Commenter on the Official’s Public Facebook Page

The District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia issued a recent decision that that …

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Sharp Pencil Not a Weapon Under Pennsylvania School Code

S.A. v. Pittsburgh Pub. Sch. Dist., 2017 Pa. Commw. LEXIS 152 (Pa. Commw. Ct. May …

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Federal Court Allows Title IX Claim to Proceed Based Upon Allegations That Student Harassed By Peers for Failure to Conform to Gender Norms

Russell Bittendender, et ux. v. Bangor Area School District, Case No. 15-6465 (E.D. Pa. 2017). …

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Selective property tax appeals based on property type or residency status of the owner violates the Pennsylvania Constitution’s Uniformity Clause

The Pennsylvania Supreme Court recently reversed the Commonwealth Court and held that the Uniformity Clause …

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Office of Open Records Holds That School Videos Depicting Student In An Altercation Is Not An Educational Record Of The Student Under FERPA

Hawkins v. Central Dauphin School District, AP 2016-0583, 2016 PA O.O.R.D. LEXIS 760.  The Office …

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Middle School Gay-Straight Alliance Allowed To Pursue Equal Access Claims

Carver Middle Sch. Gay-Straight Alliance v. Sch. Bd. of Lake Cnty. Fla., 842 F.3d 1324  …

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