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Don’t Let the Pandemic Ruin Your Big Day

October 23rd, 2020

One of most important issues you should think about is whether to postpone or cancel.

Pandemic Sparks Highly Competitive Real Estate Market

October 22nd, 2020

Thinking about buying or selling your home in 2020? The current housing market is the sellers’ dream.

Is It Constitutional for a School to Discipline Student Athletes Who Take a Knee in Protest?

October 16th, 2020

The First Amendment right to free speech is rooted in our constitution, providing an individual with the freedom to express their opinions and ideas without censorship or legal repercussions. Schools are now looking for guidance on how to respond and handle a situation where a student is kneeling before the national anthem without violating any constitutional rights.

New Case Brings Into Question Whether “State Created Danger” Liability Affects Districts

October 9th, 2020

While it is unknown if this language will be enough for the Third Circuit to consider limiting or reshaping the state-created doctrine, it is a step, and is not calling into question the scope and reach of the doctrine. Plaintiff’s attorneys may still very well transform an ordinary tort claim into a constitutional violation in order to attach liability onto school districts, in situations like school-related injuries or COVID-19 policies and protocols.

OSEP and OCR Release Guidance for Special Education During COVID

October 8th, 2020

Both federal agencies acknowledged the challenges faced by students, families, teachers and schools during this time.  Community and student needs are continually changing.  Nonetheless, schools must provide supports and services to students so that they receive a free appropriate public education as required under IDEA as well as Section 504. 

The New Norm for the School Year Causes New Problems for Divorced and Separated Parents

October 5th, 2020

In general, choosing which school learning model is best for your child can lead to custodial and child support implications, so it is not surprising to see an uptick in custodial disputes between divorced or separated parents regarding the non-traditional reopening plans schools have implemented in response to COVID-19.

Third Circuit Temporarily Reinstates Crowd Limits for School Gatherings

October 2nd, 2020

Third Circuit has temporarily reinstated Governor Wolf’s gathering size limits while the Commonwealth appeals the Pittsburgh district court’s ruling in the County of Butler case. 

Weighing Risk at the Line of Scrimmage: Who Has the Authority to Limit School Events?

September 30th, 2020

This vote provided school districts with the discretion to proceed with their own restrictions and policies as to what sports may participate and in what capacity. But who has the authority to allow fans and family members into a stadium or gymnasium during a sporting event?

Where Does Stickman Court Decision Leave Businesses and Restaurants Now?

September 28th, 2020

Regardless of Governor Wolf’s motion to stay being denied, and any potential result coming out of the 3rd Circuit, COVID-19 has severely impacted private businesses around the country, and they want answers.

Recent Federal Court Decision Holding Wolf’s Limit on Crowd Size Unconstitutional Has No Impact on Public Schools

September 18th, 2020

On its face, the Governor’s limitations on crowd size also applied to public gatherings including school functions and sporting events. Public confusion over what this ruling might mean for schools is inevitable.