Daniel Cassidy Celebrates Fifty Years of Practicing Law

Daniel Cassidy Celebrates Fifty Years of Practicing Law

Liebert Cassidy Whitmore would like to congratulate Daniel C. Cassidy on celebrating fifty years of practicing law.  Dan, a founding partner of Liebert Cassidy Whitmore, is among the most experienced and accomplished practitioners in the fields of public sector labor relations, negotiations and employment law.

Nov 19, 2020 Education Matters

State Chancellor’s Office Opinion Finds Districts Are Required To Provide Real-Time Captioning Of Online Classes

The California Community Colleges Chancellor’s Office issued Legal Opinion 2020-11 on October 19, 2020, regarding whether community college districts must provide real-time captioning in live synchronous online classes.

Nov 19, 2020 Education Matters

State Chancellor’s Office Opinion Finds Online Class Cameras-On Requirement May Violate Student Privacy Rights

The California Community Colleges Chancellor’s Office issued Legal Opinion 2020-12 on October 19, 2020, regarding whether it was permissible for community college faculty to require students to keep their cameras on during live synchronous online instruction, which may enhance the interactive nature of an online class, provide the instructor with visual feedback, and facilitate attendance monitoring.

Nov 19, 2020 Education Matters

New York State Voluntarily Dismisses Lawsuit Regarding Title IX Regulations

The State of New York agreed on November 3, 2020, to dismiss its lawsuit against the U.S. Department of Education regarding the new federal Title IX regulations. The lawsuit, filed in June 2020 by New York State officials and the Board of Education for the City School District of the City of New York, challenged the new federal regulations that govern how educational entities must adjudicate sexual harassment allegations under Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972.

Nov 19, 2020 Education Matters

When A Company Modifies A Contract, It Must Provide Notice To All Parties And Allow The Parties To Consent To The New Term

In 2014, Rachel Stover purchased Experian’s credit score subscription service. The terms of the service required Stover to arbitrate all claims arising out of the subscription service and contained a change-of-terms provision stating that each time Stover accessed Experian’s website, she consented to “the then-current terms” (i.e. new or different terms added or revised after 2014). Stover canceled her Experian subscription one month after purchase and later claimed that Experian fraudulently marketed this credit score as information that lenders review when determining consumers’ creditworthiness.

Nov 19, 2020 Education Matters

Neighbors Use Of Private Recreational Trails Is Insufficient To Establish Public Dedication Of Land

Prior to 1972, a private landowner could dedicate an interest in land to the public impliedly when “the public has used the land for a period of more than five years with full knowledge of the owner, without asking or receiving permission to do so and without objection being made by anyone.” In 1972, the legislature enacted Civil Code Section 1009, subdivision (b), which effectively abolished implied dedications prospectively.

Nov 19, 2020 Education Matters

Office Of Administrative Hearings Upholds Faculty Member’s Termination For Creating Hostile Educational Environment

LCW Attorneys Eileen O’Hare-Anderson and Jenny Denny successfully represented a community college district in a tenured faculty member’s disciplinary appeal.