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Amicus Brief in Support of American University in COVID-19 Tuition Refund Case
11/12/2021This case, on appeal to the DC Circuit Court, is one of over 300 tuition refund class actions filed against colleges and universities based on a false narrative that the pivot to largely online operations in spring 2020 was a financial windfall to institutions.
Topic(s):
Crisis Management; Law and Courts
Type:
Amicus Brief
Amicus Brief to the U.S. Supreme Court in Support of Northwestern in Retirement Plan Case
10/28/2021ACE's brief explains that retirement system for higher education has always looked different than the system for corporate America and that flexibility is needed to administer plans based upon the particular needs and preferences of participants.
Topic(s):
Labor and Employment; Law and Courts
Type:
Amicus Brief
Amicus Brief on COVID-19's Financial Impact on Colleges and Universities-Baylor University
9/17/2021This case, on appeal to the Texas District Court, is one of over 300 tuition refund class actions filed against colleges and universities based on a false narrative that the pivot to largely online operations in spring 2020 was a financial windfall to institutions.
Topic(s):
Crisis Management; Law and Courts
Type:
Amicus Brief
Amicus Brief in Support of George Washington University in COVID-19 Tuition Refund Case
9/2/2021This case, on appeal to the DC Circuit Court, is one of over 300 tuition refund class actions filed against colleges and universities based on a false narrative that the pivot to largely online operations in spring 2020 was a financial windfall to institutions.
Topic(s):
Crisis Management; Law and Courts
Type:
Amicus Brief
Amicus Brief on COVID-19's Financial Impact on Colleges and Universities
8/27/2021This appeal is from one of the over 300 tuition refund class actions that the plaintiffs’ bar has filed against colleges and universities based on a false narrative that the unforeseen, unbudgeted for, and immediate pivot to largely online operations caused by COVID-19 was somehow a financial windfall to institutions. This amicus brief explains the financial impact of the pandemic to higher education institutions.
Topic(s):
Crisis Management; Budget; Law and Courts
Type:
Amicus Brief
Comments to NIST on Proposed Changes to Bayh-Dole Regulations
4/5/2021Comments to the National Institute of Standards and Technology regarding proposed changes to the Bayh-Dole regulations, specifically around rights to inventions made by nonprofits and small businesses under government grant contracts and cooperative agreements.
Topic(s):
Regulation; Patents & Copyrights
Type:
Letters and Comments
Amicus Brief: NCAA v. Alston
2/8/2021ACE and 10 other associations submitted this amicus brief to the Supreme Court in support of the NCAA and 11 athletics conferences in NCAA v. Alston, a case that could alter the current model of intercollegiate athletics.
Topic(s):
Athletics; Labor and Employment; Law and Courts
Type:
Amicus Brief
Issue Brief: What Do the Rules on Lobbying Congress Signify for Colleges and Universities?
1/29/2021As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, colleges and universities may be contacting federal government policymakers to discuss pandemic relief bills and other legislation. Learn more about federal lobbying disclosure laws in this updated issue brief.
Topic(s):
Law and Courts
Type:
Issue Brief
Letter to Congress in Support of the SAFE TO WORK Act
12/8/2020ACE and the higher education community urge congressional leaders to include the SAFE TO WORK Act in the next COVID-19 relief package to provide limited liability protections during the pandemic.
Topic(s):
Campus Issues; Federal Budget and Appropriations; Crisis Management; Law and Courts
Type:
Letters and Comments
Amicus Brief: Supporting Lawsuit in Northern California District Court Against Trump Administration's Proposed H1-B Rule
10/30/2020ACE and 23 other associations filed this brief in the U.S. District Court for Northern District of California supporting a lawsuit against the departments of Labor and Homeland Security over the proposed H1-B rule announced Oct. 8, 2020.
Topic(s):
Law and Courts; H-1B; Student Visas; Immigration and International Students
Type:
Amicus Brief
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