Federal Civil Rights & State Defamation Claims Against School Dismissed

The United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois dismissed a complaint failed against a school by a former student and his parent for alleged violations of federal law, including the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974; Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964; the Privacy Act of 1974; the Rehabilitation Act of 1973; and Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972; and alleged violations of the Illinois School Student Records Act; and claims of conspiracy; defamation; and intentional infliction of emotional distress. The plaintiff’s claims arose out the school’s decision not to readmit a student. Bill Weiler and Theresa Bresnahan-Coleman successfully argued that the judge should dismiss the plaintiff’s claims with prejudice.