Education

Lucas v. Henrico Cty. Pub. Sch. Bd. (U)

The district court erred in concluding that it lacked subject-matter jurisdiction over the plaintiffs’ federal civil rights claims. The plaintiffs, a parent and two education advocates, raised numerous claims against the Henrico County School Board and related defendants arising from… Read More ›

Z.F. v. Adkins

A middle school student may proceed in this case alleging that the defendant, a deputy sheriff and resource officer at the plaintiff’s school, unlawfully seized his person and seized and searched his cell phone, using excessive force. The student alleges… Read More ›

Groff v. Lawson

The plaintiff’s negligence claim against a Westfield school resource officer must be dismissed on grounds of sovereign immunity. The officer heard a report that students were “fleeing” the school, where an all-night graduation was being held. He considered the situation… Read More ›

Wood v. Arnold (P)

In this suit to vindicate a student’s First Amendment rights, two statements concerning Islamic beliefs, presented as part of a high school world history class, did not violate the student’s rights under either the Establishment Clause or the Free Speech Clause…. Read More ›

George Mason Univ. v. Malik (P)

GMU’s decision to deny a student’s request for in-state tuition reclassification was not arbitrary, capricious, and contrary to law. In finding otherwise, the circuit court exceeded the scope of its review under Code § 23.1-510(C) by reweighing the evidence and substituting… Read More ›

Doe v. Alger

Following a successful due process claim against James Madison University related to accusations of sexual misconduct, the court awarded the plaintiff $519,271 in fees, $41,408 in litigation expenses, and $13,500 in costs. The court imposed a modest reduction based on… Read More ›