Casper, WY asked in Personal Injury for South Dakota

Q: What type of attorney handles disability discrimination/defamation/possible harassment suit against a university

My son attended and played football for a SD University until recently. In March of 2018 he began having problems with his disability, and in turn, issues with the head football coach. I contacted his coach during this time to inform him of the disability. Soon after our conversation the head coach set a stringent set of rules on my son no other player was tasked with. Things got worse with the coach; soon he was released from the team. The university athletic policy was not followed while releasing him, (interesting to note: university recently changed this section in athletic handbook). My son was upset. He informed his coach he was going to contact the university's Disability Services(DS). This conversation led to the coach contacting the police. Welfare check was done; officer felt not a danger to himself or others. For unknown reason, in less than an hour, another officer did involuntary committal. Next, meeting with Title IX, this led to trespass from university.

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A: You would look for a disability rights attorney; check the South Dakota Assn for Justice--they can tell you who in your general area handles those cases, and their members give free consults.

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