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SCM Announces Launch of Charter School Representation Practice

SCM’s Charter School Practice team advises clients on the full range of legal issues faced by this classification of schools, which might involve state and federal courts, administrative bodies, due process hearings, civil claims defense matters, employment issues, and more. 

Cummings v. Dean, 913 F.3d 1227 (10th Cir. Jan. 24, 2019)

After the district court granted in part and denied in part the defendants’ motion to dismiss the due process claims asserted against them under 42 U.S.C. § 1983, holding one defendant was entitled to qualified immunity on all claims, while one…

United States v. Knapp, —F.3d— (10th Cir. Mar. 5, 2019)

On appeal from denial of her motion to suppress, defendant argued that police searched her purse in violation of the Fourth Amendment.  The government responded that the search was constitutionally permissible as a search of defendant’s “person” incident to arrest….

Pilot v. Hill, 2019 UT 10 (Mar. 1, 2019)

Plaintiff’s complaint identified this personal injury suit as a Tier 2 case, but when the jury awarded damages in excess of $600,000, he sought to amend his tier designation post-trial under Rule 15(b)(1), which allows post-trial amendments to pleadings to…