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    Jury Awards $41.5 Million Verdict for Study Abroad Student in Failure to Warn Case

    The Connecticut Supreme Court recently upheld a $41.5 million verdict in favor of a high school student who became ill during her school’s study abroad program. The Court’s decision is intended to promote stricter safety standards for study abroad programs. Although this case involved a high school, many higher education groups fear that the outcome […]

    Trump Administration to Investigate Affirmative Action in University Admission

    On August 1, the New York Times reported that the Trump administration will be redirecting Justice Department resources to investigate universities’ affirmative action admission policies. The report was made after the New York Times received a document stating the Department of Justice would be investigating “intentional race-based discrimination in college and university admissions.” The Times’ […]

    C&D CONSTRUCTION TORT LITIGATION GROUP SECURES SUMMARY JUDGMENT ON PLAINTIFFS’ LABOR LAW 240 CLAIM

    On July 21, 2017, Cullen and Dykman LLP secured summary judgment dismissing Labor Law 240 in a complex Labor Law action involving damages claimed to be in excess of $ 4 million. The trial court held that falling from stilts while installing sheetrock could not be a gravity-related claim cognizable under Labor Law 240 since […]