ERIC Number: ED210807
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981
Reference Count: N/A
Hollander, Patricia A.
Recent court cases involving tort liabilities of institutions of higher education are discussed in this chapter. Issues addressed include negligence citations for injuries in physical education classes, a wrongful death suit, medical malpractice cases, and slip and fall accidents. Other cases included fraudulent misrepresentation, defamation of character, worker's compensation, and statutes of limitation. Several governmental immunity cases addressed the question of whether or not public educational institutions are protected against tort suits. A number of procedural decisions are discussed that concern liability. The final cases discussed concern claims of violations of constitutional or statutory rights without due process of law. (Author/MLF)
Descriptors: Civil Rights, Court Litigation, Due Process, Federal Courts, Higher Education, Legal Responsibility, School Law, State Courts, Torts, Workers Compensation
Not available separately; see EA 014 288.
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials; Opinion Papers
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, 1981" (EA 014 288). For related documents, see EA 014 288-294.