News + Insights from the Legal Team at Zalkind Duncan & Bernstein

Attorney Naomi R. Shatz Speaks to Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly About First Circuit Decision in Student Discipline Case

Attorney Naomi R. Shatz spoke to Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly about a recent First Circuit decision in Doe v. Stonehill College, where the First Circuit reversed the district court’s dismissal of a student’s breach of contract claims arising out of a sexual misconduct disciplinary process. The First Circuit held that the student had stated a claim for breach of contract based on various provisions in the school’s policies that had not been followed as the student expected they would. As Attorney Shatz told Massachusetts Lawyer’s Weekly, what is particularly interesting about the decision is that [I]n assessing whether the school provided a fair process, the court really got into the nitty-gritty of how the people investigating and adjudicating the case at the school made their decisions and whether those decisions were reasonable.The article is available here, and Attorney Shatz’s blog post on the case is available here. 

Justia Lawyer Rating
Super Lawyers
Best Lawyers
Best Law Firms
Contact Information