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Department of Education Announces New Title IX Regulations

After notice and comment, the Department of Education recently released its final rule governing how schools are required to handle allegations of sexual harassment and sexual assault with respect to education “programs or activities” that receive...

Department of Education Announces Proposed Distance Education Rules

On April 2, 2020, the Department of Education (“Department”) published long awaited proposed rules for distance education.  The Notice of Proposed Rule Making (“NPRM”) follows on last year’s rulemaking process.  The NPRM’s issuance is more than...

In Reducing an Award of Attorney's Fees, Fourth Circuit Emphasizes "Limited Success" of Settlement Relative to Damages Sought

The Fourth Circuit recently ordered a substantial cut to a District Court's award of attorney's fees in a Fair Labor Standards Act ("FLSA") class action lawsuit.  The court's analysis primarily focused on the relative success of plaintiff's claims...

The Department of Education Confirms Effect of Distance Ed. Regulations:  California Residents Enrolled in Many Distance Ed. Programs are Ineligible for Title IV Funds

The distance education regulations, which the Department attempted to put on hold, went into effect on May 26, 2019.  These regulations were originally slated to go into effect on July 1, 2018.  In its announcement on Monday, July 22, 2019, the...

New Borrower Defense to Repayment Rule Expected to Issue in September

The Office of Management and Budget announced today that the Department of Education plans to establish new regulations related to the Borrower Defense to Repayment Rule (BDR).  Changes to the Obama-era BDR regulations are expected to include...

Peter Leyton moderates discussion at the 2018 CECU Annual Convention

The Career Education Colleges and Universities Annual Convention brings together leaders in every aspect of career education. Among other highlights from the 2018 Annual Convention, Peter Leyton moderated a discussion with industry leaders about...