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Cases / Briefs

Fort Valley State University Title IX Case

Following Public Justice’s threatened Title IX lawsuit alleging gender discrimination, Fort Valley State University reinstated its women’s volleyball team and made programmatic changes to ensure male and female athletes were treated equally. FVSU is a small historically black university located in the central Georgia town…

McBurney v. Young

At issue is whether a state freedom of information law can discriminate between state citizens and non-citizens by granting a right of access to public documents only to citizens of that state. This case challenging the Virginia FOIA citizens-only provision was brought by Mark McBurney…

T.E. v. Pine Bush Central School District

This civil rights case was brought by five current and former students of Pine Bush Central School District in Pine Bush, N.Y. All five students are Jewish and suffered anti-Semitic discrimination, harassment and bullying by other students for years, but unable to get school officials…

Castaneda v. State of California

This is a wrongful death and survival action against the State of California for causing the penile amputation and death of former California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation prisoner Francisco Castaneda. The lawsuit alleges that the State violated California Government Code § 845.6 by failing…

Comcast v. Behrend

This case involves an antitrust action alleging that Comcast’s acquisitions and “swap agreements” with competing cable providers were anti-competitive and led to monopolization by Comcast of the Philadelphia market. Comcast was selling off cable systems in other areas, and purchasing more in the Philadelphia market,…

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