Illinois Education Law Questions & Answers

Q: I need to contact a lawyer who specializes in education law - specifically ACT/SAT fraudulent practices - class action.

1 Answer | Asked in Education Law for Illinois on
Answered on Nov 2, 2018
T. J. Jesky's answer
It seems a little unusual that ACT testing would risk their reputation with illegal practices. That being said, if you have an actual class action suit, most litigation attorneys are eager to take class action suit. Especially, if the case has merit.

Keep in mind, you only need a single "class representative" to file a lawsuit. The problem is that you will need to have the Court to "certify" the class action before you can proceed. There is no exact number of plaintiffs to obtain...

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.

Q: can i get a informal station adjustment for finding a coat on the ground in school then giving it back when asked aboutI

1 Answer | Asked in Education Law and Juvenile Law for Illinois on
Answered on Mar 1, 2018
Cheryl Powell's answer
Correct action. Theft is theft. What if it was at walmart? You would have been arrested.

Q: Do I need to sign a form if I'm now NOT taking time from work for a previously scheduled procedure that I cancelled?

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Law and Education Law for Illinois on
Answered on Dec 11, 2017
James G. Ahlberg's answer
Employers these days do everything they can to protect themselves. They are highly likely telling you the truth, that having you sign the document is simply intended to prevent you from claiming they wouldn't give you the time off later on. From the employer's viewpoint, it makes perfect sense. From your viewpoint it ought to be "No harm, no foul;" in other words, it costs you nothing to make your employer happy, it doesn't jeopardize your rights in any way, and signing it will likely cause...

Q: In Illinois how do I sue a school for intimidation, harassment & discrimination?

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights, Constitutional Law, Education Law and Small Claims for Illinois on
Answered on Mar 23, 2017
Steve McCann's answer
It is certainly a challenge, particularly if it is a school funded by any state or local government. I would recommend consulting with an attorney individually for a consultation if you truly believe the school is liable to you for damages.

Q: In Illinois is it legal to wear a body camera in a school with the intent to stop bullying? I am at a private highschool

1 Answer | Asked in Education Law and Juvenile Law for Illinois on
Answered on Mar 22, 2017
Cheryl Powell's answer
The rules are whatever the school says. Ask them.

Q: If my dorm room is so cold that I get sick, can I sue the school is I have proof I asked them to turn the air down?

1 Answer | Asked in Education Law and Personal Injury for Illinois on
Answered on May 5, 2016
Jonathan Damashek's answer
It would be difficult to show a causal connection to the temperature of your door room and you getting sick.

Q: Can I request settlement? It was never my intention to sue.

1 Answer | Asked in Education Law for Illinois on
Answered on Oct 29, 2015
Terrence H Thorgaard's answer
If you have an attorney on the case, let the attorney handle settlement negotiations. The school's attorneys cannot talk to you directly.

And I find it very hard to believe your statement that you never intended to sue. That suggests that your attorney filed the suit without your permission. Again, doubtful.

Q: I received Court Supervision for a Dui of Marijuana case, is my supervision violated for a speeding ticket on a sus LIC?

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Education Law for Illinois on
Answered on Oct 16, 2015
Robert Jason De Groot's answer
Get an attorney. You should have known that your license was suspended. Were you also charged with driving on a suspended license? The attorney you speak with will be able to tell you whether to worry about going to jail.

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