Texas Judge Says 'Robin Hood' Passes Constitutional Muster
- Court: Student Injured at Texas College Can Pursue Negligence Claims. Freedman, Eric // Community College Week;1/5/2004, Vol. 16 Issue 11, p3
Reports that the Texas Court Appeals has ruled to reinstate the negligence claims of police cadet Terry Adams Jr. against academy official Cliff Downey after Adams was injured during training at the Alvin Community College Police Academy. Background of the case; Reaction of Chris Portner,...
- When 'as is' really isn't: Beware the Bonnie Blue(s). Bates, David; Bishop, Cynthia // Fort Worth Business Press;4/2/2004, Vol. 17 Issue 14, p22
Discusses the decision of the Dallas Court of Appeals in the Bonnie Blue Inc. v. Reichenstein case that a real estate buyer can still sue the previous owner to recover environmental cleanup costs incurred later. Details of the case; Information on the 1995 Texas Supreme Court case Prudential...
- Austin Independent School District Joins 'Robin Hood' Suit. Albanese, Elizabeth // Bond Buyer;10/1/2003, Vol. 346 Issue 31731, p39
Reports on the election of board of trustees for the Austin Independent School District to join in a lawsuit against school finance formula in Texas. Representation of the plaintiffs in the lawsuit by law firms Bracewell and Patterson LLP and Haynes and Boone LLP; Schedule of the hearing by the...
- Arkansas May Be Hit With Another Suit Over School Financing. Albanese, Elizabeth // Bond Buyer;11/5/2003, Vol. 346 Issue 31755, p32
Reports on the probable filing of lawsuit against the state government of Arkansas by lawyer Bill Lewellen. Queries on the adequacy of school finance system; Details of the case; Allegations of Lewellen against the state.
- After Mediation Fails, School Funding Suit Heads Back to Ohio's High Court. Carvlin, Elizabeth // Bond Buyer;3/22/2002, Vol. 339 Issue 31350, p5
Reports the ruling of the Ohio Supreme Court over a lawsuit challenging the school funding system of Ohio. Failure of negotiations to settle the case; Appointment of Howard S. Bellman as mediator; Details of the case.
- Kansas Court Faces $1 Billion Question on School Funding. Williamson, Richard // Bond Buyer;9/24/2003, Vol. 345 Issue 31726, p36
Reports on lawsuit filed by public school districts against the state of Kansas. Effect of lawsuit on the funding requirements for schools; School districts who joined in the filing of the lawsuit; Allegations raised by the schools against the state government.
- Ohio Court Declares End to DeRolph School Funding Case. Zehr, Mary Ann // Education Week;5/28/2003, Vol. 22 Issue 38, p15
The Ohio Supreme Court has issued its final decision on a state school funding case that has persisted for 12 years as of May 2003. In the May 16, 2003 ruling, the court reiterated its judgment in several previous rulings that the system for financing education violates the state constitution...
- Arizona Finance Law Unconstitutional, Suit Says. Bowman, Darcia Harris // Education Week;10/3/2001, Vol. 21 Issue 5, p23
Reports on the lawsuits questioning the constitutionality of state finances to public schools in Arizona. Details on the suit filed by lawyer Timothy Hogan; Failure of the state to provide services to poor children; Approval of a plan to shift facility costs from property tax base to the state...
- Deal in Focus: Suit Over Mississippi's Black Universities May End in GO Sale. Sigo, Shelly // Bond Buyer;10/25/2001, Vol. 388 Issue 31251, p34
Reports on the possibility of the settlement of a 26-year-old class-action lawsuit over the funding of black universities in Mississippi. Requirement to issue bonds for in capital improvements to the schools; Disagreement among plaintiffs for the terms of settlement; Effect of approval of...