Education Law Questions & Answers

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.
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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.
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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.
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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...
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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.
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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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Q: Starting a after school program at a school district. Wanting to know how to get a contract developed between partners.

1 Answer | Asked in Contracts, Employment Law, Business Formation and Education Law for Texas on
Answered on May 14, 2018
Benton R Patterson III's answer
An attorney would need to know more about the program to advise on what type of business structure to use. There are many factors to consider when forming a business. It would be best to have a lawyer review a contract with a school district.

Q: My daughter is 15 and a 19 year old is threatening her in school and social media. Can I press charges for harassment?

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Education Law, Internet Law and Family Law for New York on
Answered on May 8, 2018
Andrew S. Tabashneck's answer
In New York, there are a number of harassment laws. Generally such laws prohibit a wide array of activities intended to harass, annoy, threaten, or alarm people.

If this 19 year old is threatening and engaging in behavior that would cause a reasonable person to feel annoyed, then at the very least, one of the less serious charges of harassment would apply. It is difficult to determine which level of harassment applies to this situation because of the lack of facts. For instance,...
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Q: My assistant principal yelled at me during a meeting I had with her and my counselor regarding my grades, is this okay?

2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law and Education Law for California on
Answered on May 8, 2018
Dale S. Gribow's answer
much more info needed..........

sooo you are graduating?

i suspect you could not afford a lawyer at an hourly rate so your best bet if you can't get satisfaction, is to file in small claims if you were damaged.

you can always go to the school board if you have been wronged.
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Q: My friend was expelled from school for drugs and false accusations, what are her options?

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Litigation, Education Law and Personal Injury for California on
Answered on May 5, 2018
Alex Ozols' answer
She should try to see if there is a licensing authority in her area where she can appeal to. There are a lot of lawyers that do administrative law. Maybe she can look for a lawyer in her area that practices administrative law and set up a free consultation.

Q: Guy got expelled from my high school for expressing his opinions in a paper; the school took it as a threat. Thoughts?

1 Answer | Asked in Education Law, Civil Rights, Juvenile Law and Libel & Slander for Kentucky on
Answered on May 5, 2018
Timothy Denison's answer
We really need to see the contents of the paper to determine whether a threat was made or even intended. Obviously if he’s suing them, his lawyers think he’s on pretty solid ground. Publish the article he wrote when he gives you permission and a much clearer discussion can be had.
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Q: Father kicked me out of the house and has important stuff, I'm 16. What can I do?

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Child Custody, Education Law and Intellectual Property for Arizona on
Answered on May 1, 2018
Peter H. Westby's answer
You should speak with your mother and the two of you should consult with her lawyer. Her family law lawyer can assist you in recovering your belongings.
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Q: Son suspended from school for drawing a gun and unjustly admitted to a treatment facility. Type of attorney I need?

1 Answer | Asked in Education Law, Family Law, Personal Injury and Civil Rights for California on
Answered on Apr 30, 2018
Dale S. Gribow's answer
a lot more info is needed.

what was the assignment at school as to what to draw or did he do on his own?

sounds like overkill for just drawing a pix of a gun rather than drawing a gun

how old is son?

i would have complained right away to the principal, school board etc............maybe even congressman

i would retain a lawyer experienced with dealing with school/social workers issues......often that would be criminal lawyer
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Q: HS Basketball coach made my son switch his shorts with another players shorts that had blood on it during a game.

1 Answer | Asked in Entertainment / Sports, Criminal Law, Education Law and Personal Injury for Kentucky on
Answered on Apr 29, 2018
Timothy Denison's answer
Not prudent but not criminal unless the blood was infected, the Coach knewcor should have know it was infected, and intended harm to your son.

Q: Is it a bias/crime when a principal says “he cannot keep the student in the general education, cause he is not normal?

2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law, Civil Rights and Education Law for New Jersey on
Answered on Apr 27, 2018
H. Scott Aalsberg Esq.'s answer
No that is not a bias crime, it may be other things but generally not a crime.
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Q: Last spring I was at my kids school volunteering for kickball, got hurt in my left eye with the ball, was blind for 7hrs

1 Answer | Asked in Education Law and Personal Injury for Illinois on
Answered on Apr 26, 2018
Steve McCann's answer
It depends on very specific details surrounding the injury and whether or not a party was negligent. That being the case, I recommend you organize everything in your possession relevant to this matter, including all medical records, and consult with a personal injury lawyer for a consultation.
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Q: Can I sue the school for failing to protect my child?

1 Answer | Asked in Education Law and Personal Injury for Florida on
Answered on Apr 20, 2018
Stephen Arnold Black's answer
If the school was on notice that your child was being bullied and failed to stop the problem, then the school may be liable. In addition the parents of the bully may also be liable. Discuss in private with counsel.

Q: What are the consequences for a school that begins to promote a specific religion?

1 Answer | Asked in Education Law and Civil Rights for Pennsylvania on
Answered on Apr 19, 2018
Jennifer Price's answer
It depends on the type of school. There can be significant consequences if this is a public school.

Q: I need help, what can I do ?

1 Answer | Asked in Immigration Law, Adoption, Child Support and Education Law for California on
Answered on Apr 14, 2018
Carl Shusterman's answer
Difficult situation. However, in the future, if you fall in love with and marry a US citizen, your spouse could sponsor you for a green card.

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