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Amicus Brief to the U.S. Supreme Court: Vance v. Ball State

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Amicus Brief to the U.S. Supreme Court: Vance v. Ball State

October 25, 2012

This brief was submitted to the U.S. Supreme Court in support of Ball State University (IN) by a coalition of higher education associations, including ACE, and firms from the Higher Education Council of the Employment Law Alliance. 

In Vance v. Ball State University, the court is reviewing whether the “supervisor” liability rule established in past decisions applies to all individuals empowered by an employer to assign and supervise work (an expansive definition of the term “supervisor”), or is limited to individuals who both assign and supervise work and can “hire, fire, demote, promote, transfer, or discipline” others.  

Other associations signing brief include the American Association of Community Colleges, the American Association of State Colleges and Universities, the Association of Governing Boards of Universities and Colleges, and the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities.

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