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Is Algorithmic Transparency the Next Regulatory Frontier in Data Privacy?

On November 29, 2017, the House of Representatives Energy and Commerce subcommittee on Digital Commerce and Consumer Protection held a hearing on the use of computer algorithms and their impact on consumers.[1]

This was the latest in a series … Read more

Is Your Institution Ready for GDPR?

The requirements of the European Union (“EU”) General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”) come into effect on May 25, 2018.   These regulations promise to usher in sweeping changes to the way institutions, companies, and other organizations collect and handle the personal … Read more

U.S. Supreme Court Allows Third Version of Travel Ban to Take Effect

On December 4, 2017 the U.S. Supreme Court issued two orders staying preliminary injunctions against President Trump’s latest travel ban, allowing that ban to take effect while ongoing legal challenges to it are being judicially considered.

The Supreme Court’s December … Read more

Title IX Procedures and The Need for Fairness to All Parties

Recent headlines make clear that sexual harassment is a serious problem in our society. It has also been a focus of attention on school campuses. Since the adoption of Title IX, colleges and universities, as well as other educational institutions, … Read more

Webinar: 2017 Connecticut Tax Update

Join Shipman & Goodwin tax attorneys for this complimentary CLE webinar focusing on current developments in Connecticut tax law. Presenters will discuss recent tax developments impacting businesses, organizations and individuals, and review the most up-to-date information on tax legislation enacted … Read more

Webinar: Conducting Effective Employee Investigations

Employers are required to investigate routine personnel matters, claims of employee harassment, discrimination and other behavior. This complimentary webinar will provide a review of Federal and State laws related to employee investigations, and address best practices employers and their counsel … Read more

Julie Fay Presented “Current Legal Issues and Trends for Independent Schools” at the 2017 AISNE Governance Conference

On November 2, 2017, school law attorney Julie C. Fay presented the breakout session, “Current Legal Issues and Trends for Independent Schools,” at the Association of Independent Schools in New England (AISNE) 2017 Governance Conference in Norwood, MA.  Julie’s session … Read more

Statutory Changes to Athletic Trainer Laws: What’s New?

Earlier this summer, the Connecticut General Assembly passed Public Act No. 17-195, An Act Concerning Athletic Trainers (the “Act”), which amended the statute governing the professional requirements surrounding athletic trainers. Effective October 1, 2017, Section 1 of the Act amended … Read more

Webinar Recap: Mandated Reporting in Connecticut – Understanding Legal Obligations and Best Practice

In case you missed it, Shipman & Goodwin attorneys Julie C. Fay and Laura A. Fisher recently presented a complimentary webinar on the topic of mandated reporting in Connecticut for independent and public schools.  The webinar reviewed the obligations under … Read more

Presidential Proclamation Outlines Rules for New Travel Ban

On September 24, 2017, the Trump administration issued a proclamation that imposes new travel restrictions on foreign nationals seeking to enter the United States from eight countries: Chad, Iran, Libya, North Korea, Somalia, Syria, Venezuela, and Yemen. The proclamation, … Read more

U.S. Department of Education Withdraws Prior Title IX Guidance and Issues Interim Guidance on Sexual Misconduct

Last Friday, in advance of the public rule-making process concerning schools’ Title IX responsibilities, the U.S. Department of Education rescinded its current Title IX guidance concerning sexual harassment and violence.  Particularly, the Department withdrew its Dear Colleague Letter dated April … Read more

Webinar: Mandated Reporting in Connecticut – Understanding Legal Obligations and Best Practice

Join Shipman & Goodwin school law attorneys Julie C. Fay and Laura A. Fisher for this complimentary webinar for independent schools and public schools.

This program will explore obligations of school employees under Connecticut’s mandatory reporting law on child abuse … Read more

Four Shipman & Goodwin Attorneys to Present at the 2017 CAIS Annual Conference on Governance

On September 23, 2017, four Shipman & Goodwin attorneys will present sessions at the 2017 CAIS Annual Conference on Governance, a conference for trustees, heads, business managers and senior-level school administrators interested in governance.

Julie C. Fay and Morgan P. Read more

DHS Rescinds Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA): What You Need to Know About the End of DACA

On September 5, 2017, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) initiated the orderly phase out of the program known as Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA). DHS will provide a limited, six-month window during which it will consider certain requests … Read more

Webinar: A Legal Primer – Tax and Charitable Giving for Independent Schools

Join Shipman & Goodwin tax and trusts and estates attorneys Ray Casella and Danielle Ferrucci on September 13, 2017 for this complimentary webinar for independent schools. Presenters will discuss tax issues specific to private educational institutions, including:

  • property tax exemptions
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Connecticut Supreme Court Issues Decision in Munn v. Hotchkiss

On Friday, the Connecticut Supreme Court issued its long-awaited ruling in Munn v. Hotchkiss School, the case involving a private school student who contracted tick-borne encephalitis on a school-sponsored trip to China.  In its ruling, the Supreme Court found unanimously … Read more

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