$6 Million Wrongful Death Verdict: Family awarded $8.3 million for accidental bowel perforation during surgery at University of Maryland Medical Center

BALTIMORE, Md. – A Baltimore city jury has awarded an $8.3 million verdict to the family of a man who died due to complications from surgery at the University of Maryland Medical Center in 2019. The verdict, delivered after an eight-day trial that concluded last month, holds the physicians and medical center accountable for the man’s death. The case centers around the death of Zesis Karavas, a 53-year-old man who underwent surgery at the University of Maryland Medical Center on May 29, 2019. Dr. Talal Al-Qaoud and Dr. Naeem Goussous were the physicians who performed … Read more

University of Texas Implements Controversial Law, Laying Off Diversity and Inclusion Employees

AUSTIN, Texas – The University of Texas at Austin is facing backlash after laying off multiple employees who had previously held positions focused on diversity, equity, and inclusion. The layoffs were a result of a new state law that banned such programs on campuses. The Texas chapter of the American Association of University Professors reported that employees received layoff notices on Tuesday, several months after being reassigned to other positions in order to comply with the legislation that took effect on January 1. The university, however, did not disclose the exact number of affected individuals. … Read more

Clemson University Files Lawsuit Against ACC, Seeking Clarification on Media Rights and Exit Penalty

CLEMSON, South Carolina – Clemson University has taken legal action against the Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) by filing a lawsuit in Pickens County. The university asserts that the ACC’s claims regarding media rights until 2036 and a $140 million fee for leaving are false. Clemson argues that these claims limit their ability to explore other conference memberships and revenue sharing options. Through this lawsuit, Clemson aims to clarify its rights and obligations and potentially pave the way for its departure from the ACC. Clemson University is seeking confirmation of the language in the Grant of … Read more

Controversial University of Kentucky Mural Lawsuit Dismissed, Fate Hangs in the Balance

LEXINGTON, Ky. – A judge in Lexington, Kentucky has ruled on a lawsuit concerning the removal of a controversial mural at the University of Kentucky’s Memorial Hall. The lawsuit, filed by writer Wendell Berry and his wife Tanya Berry, sought to stop the removal of the mural, which depicts images of enslaved Africans and Native Americans. However, the judge has decided that while the lawsuit may be dismissed, the mural must remain in place for now. The University of Kentucky had announced in 2020 that they would remove the mural following years of debate and … Read more