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Amicus Brief: Munn v. The Hotchkiss School

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Amicus Brief: Munn v. The Hotchkiss School

October 14, 2016

Amicus brief to the Connecticut Supreme Court in support of the Hotchkiss School’s appeal of a lower court ruling in the case Munn v. Hotchkiss that awarded $41.75 million to the plaintiff for allegedly suffering a tick bite while on a study-abroad trip.

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit referred the case in August 2015 to the Connecticut Supreme Court.

Along with ACE, higher education associations and other groups signing the brief include:

  • National Association of Independent Schools
  • American Association of State Colleges and Universities
  • American Dental Education Association
  • American Field Service
  • Association of American Medical Colleges
  • Association of American Universities
  • Association of Governing Boards of Universities and Colleges
  • Association of Jesuit Colleges and Universities
  • Association of Military Colleges and Schools of the United States
  • Connecticut Association of Boards of Education
  • Connecticut Association of Independent Schools
  • Council for Christian Colleges & Universities
  • Forum on Education Abroad
  • Global Education Benchmark Group
  • NAFSA: Association of International Educators
  • NASPA—The Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education
  • National Association of College and University Business Officers
  • National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities
  • National Business Officers Association
  • New York State Association of Independent Schools
  • The Association of Boarding Schools
  • University Risk Management and Insurance Association
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