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Hey, I am hoping someone can point me to a court case I hear ncrawford04/20/18
Sticking it to someone else is what the American legal syste isthisit04/20/18
Mercer? tacocheese04/20/18
Thank you all, I found this, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/S ncrawford04/21/18
What's your damages? thirdtierlaw04/20/18
I think you are looking for the right of fundamental fairnes trollfeeder04/20/18
West Topic Education, Key Number 1203 and other nearby key n kaneloa04/20/18
What do you mean by that? I'm only just entering into law sc ncrawford04/21/18
Look kid, without damages to you, there really aren't a lot superttthero04/21/18
I see your point, I understand that there may very well be s ncrawford04/21/18
ncrawford (Apr 20, 2018 - 2:37 pm)

Hey, I am hoping someone can point me to a court case I heard about but have been unable to retrieve. It involved a student suing a private institution for essentially being hypocritical and not adhering to their own practices. After the case, I believe it became a rule/law of sorts that college both state and private adhere (as an organization) to the rules that they put in place for students. If this rings any bells please let me know.

Also, anything relevant to the reason I'm asking would be great. I'm at a private college in GA, that is a dry campus, (not a no student drinking policy). But for events such as the presidential inauguration, they serve alcohol, kegs, wine, champaign etc. I don't really care that it's a dry campus, but I despise the level of hypocrisy this school oozes and would love to stick them with something. Please let me know if you can think of anything that is relevant.

Much appreciated,
Nick

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isthisit (Apr 20, 2018 - 3:14 pm)

Sticking it to someone else is what the American legal system was made for.

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tacocheese (Apr 20, 2018 - 5:43 pm)

Mercer?

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ncrawford (Apr 21, 2018 - 12:32 am)

Thank you all, I found this, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Student_rights_in_higher_education#cite_ref-9
Right to have institutions follow their own rules
Institutions are required, contractually, to follow their own rules.[3][9][10][11][12] Institutional documents may also be considered binding implied-n-fact contracts. Goodman v. President and Trustees of Bowdoin College (2001) ruled that institutional documents are still contractual regardless if they have a disclaimer.

I know its wiki but its a start, any thoughts?

Also, kaneloa, what do you mean by west topic education key numbers?

Thank you!

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thirdtierlaw (Apr 20, 2018 - 3:19 pm)

What's your damages?

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trollfeeder (Apr 20, 2018 - 3:19 pm)

I think you are looking for the right of fundamental fairness. You must fight for your right...








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kaneloa (Apr 20, 2018 - 4:17 pm)

West Topic Education, Key Number 1203 and other nearby key numbers.

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ncrawford (Apr 21, 2018 - 12:34 am)

What do you mean by that? I'm only just entering into law school, sorry if I should know what that means.
THank you

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superttthero (Apr 21, 2018 - 2:22 am)

Look kid, without damages to you, there really aren't a lot of legal theories for a private party to zing another private party for past actions.

Also, if the school is breaking an established policy that's often hotly debated, known to all, then it is more likely than not that somewhere in the University Rules or settled case law, an exception for certain events may be perfectly kosher.

Many dry campuses with a stadium allow alcohol sales within the stadium (in some cases, even if the stadium is in the campus--particularly for somewhat smaller venues like baseball). These deals (and some of the possible resulting litigation) touch a lot on the issues you mention, but really, a private school can probably do whatever it wants in this regard unless they caused damages.

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ncrawford (Apr 21, 2018 - 9:24 pm)

I see your point, I understand that there may very well be subtext somewhere that allows the school to have alcohol for such venues. Figured it might be worth pursuing on the off chance they missed that in their fine print. As far as damages go, pretty minor, roughly $500 dollars worth of fines over two years, some for complete bullsh*t, like my roommate carrying food in a crown royal box given to him by Costco, charged as "alcohol paraphernalia." I get that it's a stretch, but if you felt the level of ridicule and persecution they exhibit at this school for any activity related to adults being adults, you might search as hard as I am for a reason to f*ck them over.

Thanks for the help!!

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