ERIC Number: ED210820
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978
Reference Count: N/A
Hollander, Patricia A.
This chapter on liability covers a number of cases alleging negligence by colleges, universities, and university hospitals filed by patients and injured students. Liability issues are also part of defamation of character suits. Oral statements are known as slander, while written statements which defame are called libel. In certain situations, statements which otherwise would be adjudged defamatory are permissible under qualified or absolute privileges; several cases involving tenure and promotion benefited from this consideration. Other issues considered in this chapter are statutes of limitation and both sovereign and charitable immunity. Miscellaneous procedural decisions involved arbitration, reviews of the amount of damages awarded, attempts to change a verdict, and conflicting laws on potential liability for money damages. Other liability cases concern alleged violations of constitutional rights without due process. (MLF)
Descriptors: Court Litigation, Due Process, Federal Courts, Legal Responsibility, Postsecondary Education, School Law, State Courts, Torts
Not available separately; see EA 014 30l.
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.
Note: Chapter 3 of "The Yearbook of Higher Education Law, 1978" (EA 014 301). For related documents, see EA 014 301-307.