ERIC Number: ED182840
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979
Reference Count: N/A
Hollander, Patricia A.
The author notes that this chapter deals generally with torts in higher education cases. A tort is usually defined broadly to cover most wrongful civil acts, except breach of contract, that may occur between individuals. The remedy sought in a civil tort action is compensation to the injured party for the damages suffered. The areas discussed here include negligence, defamation, governmental immunity, and governmental responsibility for constitutional violations. (Author/IRT)
Descriptors: Colleges, Constitutional Law, Court Litigation, Due Process, Higher Education, Legal Responsibility, Private Colleges, School Responsibility, Torts, Universities
Not available separately; See EA 012 471
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Organization on Legal Problems of Education, Topeka, KS.
Identifiers: Defamation; Governmental Immunity; Negligence
Note: Chapter 3 of "The Yearbook of Higher Education Law 1979" (EA 012 471); For related documents, see EA 012 471-477