Education Law Questions & Answers

Q: This Individual committed a fraud and we a group of 7 got a judgment, would like to file a criminal case and more.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Education Law for California on
Answered on Jul 16, 2018
Dale S. Gribow's answer
more info needed

I have a hunch your lawyer is handling this on a contingency????

most lawyers I know would only do so on an hourly. are you in a position to retain a good lawyer?

if so I will try to refer you once you get all the info organized.

if you are suing a governmental entity, there are strict statutes of limitation which, without all the facts, I would guess are 6 months to file.
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Q: My name is Sam and i have accumulated over $70,000 in student loan debt over the last 25 years.

3 Answers | Asked in Consumer Law, Tax Law and Education Law for California on
Answered on Jul 14, 2018
William John Light's answer
You haven't posted enough information, and you should see a tax professional. However, the federal government has published on this topic (state taxing authority may have a different view):

"Is the discharge of a student loan for Total and Permanent Disability (TPD) taxable?

Loan balances that are discharged are generally considered income for federal tax purposes and possibly for state

tax purposes in the year they are considered discharged. Under the Total and...
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Q: Can my high school son appeal a suspension if it was unfairly imposed?

1 Answer | Asked in Education Law for New York on
Answered on Jun 29, 2018
Michael David Siegel's answer
Yes, through the process in your district.
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Q: There is a group of teachers being bullied by our principal. We have gone to HR several years with the same complaints.

1 Answer | Asked in Education Law for Washington on
Answered on Jun 28, 2018
Ryan Ford's answer
What is the nature of the bullying? Please provide more detail. Thank you.
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Q: Can I use my son's father's address for educational purposes only and still maintain primary custody?

2 Answers | Asked in Family Law and Education Law for Georgia on
Answered on Jun 26, 2018
P. Justin Thrailkill's answer
This has more to do with the local school system than your court order. If the papers say you are the primary custodian, that is what they are going to go by. Notwithstanding this, if you lie and use his address, I think that if he were to modify it that this would give him some ammunition to say that you agree that your child would be better off living with him, in the school district where he resides.
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Q: Can I fight for custody of my 11 year old son and have him returned to Florida?

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Education Law for Florida on
Answered on Jun 19, 2018
Scott Michael Weiss' answer
A lot of this depends on what court orders are in place , and what if anything has been filed in the past 2 years.
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Q: I obtained a Bachelors degree from ITT Technical Institute, at the time, I was told that it was accredited.

1 Answer | Asked in Bankruptcy and Education Law for Texas on
Answered on Jun 13, 2018
Tammy Lyn Wincott's answer
Please look at this link for more information relating to ITT - you may have to copy and paste as it doesn't show to be a hyperlink.

https://studentaid.ed.gov/sa/about/announcements/itt

Q: was arrested and spent the night in jail, i saw the judge and she OR me. on my next court date when i showed up they co

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Education Law for Arizona on
Answered on Jun 12, 2018
Zachary Divelbiss' answer
Felonies have a seven year statute of limitation and misdemeanors have a one year statute of limitation. If you were charged with a misdemeanor and everything else you say is true, then you should strongly consider hiring an attorney to figure out all the details and fight to have your case dismissed. There are little exceptions that will allow them to charge you, such as if you left the state for a considerable amount of time or if you were homeless. Myself or many other attorneys offer free...

Q: Am I able to get paperwork from the school?

1 Answer | Asked in Education Law and Child Custody for Alabama on
Answered on Jun 6, 2018
Mr. James Parrish Coleman's answer
You should have full access to such records if you have joint legal custody. If you have no custodial right you can't.

Q: Who is allowed to do research on children in the schools?

1 Answer | Asked in Education Law, Personal Injury and Civil Rights for California on
Answered on Jun 4, 2018
Gary Kollin's answer
I do not know why you think a lawyer would know the answer to that.

Most of these studies which I believe you are asking about the improper one have been brought to the attention of the public.

I suggest you research this matter through publications etc.

Q: What's the typical cost of fighting a college expulsion for plagiarism?

1 Answer | Asked in Education Law for Minnesota on
Answered on Jun 4, 2018
Joseph A. Gangi's answer
The cost will likely vary depending on the complexity of the allegations, the school, the internal appeal process, and the individual attorney, among other things.

Q: If divorce papers say child is to go to a certain school, what can be done if ex puts child in different school?

2 Answers | Asked in Child Custody, Divorce and Education Law for Alabama on
Answered on Jun 2, 2018
Mr. James Parrish Coleman's answer
If your spouse sends the child to a school in violation of the order, you can file a motion with the Court that will allow your spouse to explain to the judge why he or she is not in contempt of the Court's order.

Q: Can I sue a school for not having proper life guard training

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Litigation, Education Law and Mergers & Acquisitions for New Jersey on
Answered on May 26, 2018
Stuart Nachbar's answer
If you had a cause of action, and I am not sure if you did, you needed to bring the action within 2 years of your 18th birthday. As you stated that you are 21, you have lost any action you might have had.

Q: Hello, I wanted to know if I could sue a daycare for my son getting lice and having to cut his hair off.

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury, Education Law, Health Care Law and Small Claims for Georgia on
Answered on May 22, 2018
Peter Munsing's answer
You would have to show they knew the other kid had lice. But yes, you could make a claim against them. However they may not be happy to have your youth in that daycare, so make alternate daycare plans. Contact a member of the Ga.Trial Lawyers Assn for your county--they give free consults.

Q: I am a teacher in a California public school. Is it legal for a parent to take my picture and send my to my boss?

2 Answers | Asked in Civil Litigation, Communications Law, Criminal Law and Education Law for California on
Answered on May 17, 2018
William John Light's answer
Yes, it is legal to take photographs in a public space where there is no expectation of privacy. A public school, on public property, during school hours, is such a location.

Q: In North Carolina..can our 16 year old child drop out of school without our permission?

1 Answer | Asked in Education Law and Family Law for North Carolina on
Answered on May 17, 2018
Amanda Bowden Houser's answer
Technically, yes but if he still lives at home with you, then you can make him go to school if he is eligible to attend.

Q: PT told my wife her severe vertigo is related to multiple concussions she received from students at school, which were

1 Answer | Asked in Education Law, Workers' Compensation and Employment Discrimination for Virginia on
Answered on May 16, 2018
Jerry Lutkenhaus' answer
If she has a disability due to a work-related injury, she first needs to have notified her employer of the accident giving rise to this disability within thirty (30) days of the accident. Then, she needs to have filed a claim with the Virginia Workers' Compensation Commission for the accident within two (2) years of the date of the accident. You indicated these were multiple incidents over a period of time. Also, a physical therapist is not a doctor. Usually, a concussion is treated by a...

Q: What to do when slanderd, restriction of education, assault

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Education Law and Libel & Slander for Georgia on
Answered on May 16, 2018
David Edward Boyle's answer
You can file a law suit alleging slander. You will have to prove the teacher made an untrue statement and you suffered damages as a result. If you are in fact under investigation, that fact is true.

Q: Hello, May I have H1B visa if i am a student of a university for 4 years and may I study bachelor with H1B visa?

1 Answer | Asked in Immigration Law, Education Law and International Law on
Answered on May 16, 2018
Carl Shusterman's answer
You can go to school with your H-1B visa as long as you continue to work for your H-1B sponsor.

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