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Linda Johnson and Susan Schorr to Present on Tuition Refund Requests Due to Distance Learning

McLane Middleton attorneys Linda S. Johnson and Susan E. Schorr will be presenting at an upcoming Association of Independent Schools in New England (AISNE) webinar, “Tuition Refund Requests Due to Distance Learning” on April 8, 2021 at 1:00 p.m. ET.

This webinar will cover the legal and insurance side of these class actions and tuition refund demands as well as steps that schools can take to help mitigate the costly financial exposure to such claims while maintaining good and ongoing relationships with families.

The discussion will cover:

  • What clauses in enrollment agreements can help schools to better deal with tuition refund demands caused by campus closure.
  • The current class action climate and early results of the court claims.
  • What coverage there is under tuition refund insurance if any.

 

Linda is a director in McLane Middleton’s Litigation Department and Chair of the firm’s Education Law Practice Group.  She focuses her practice on understanding and serving the needs of K-12 independent  schools.  She serves as outside legal counsel and a consultant to many of the country’s top independent day and boarding schools. She advises her clients on all aspects of school operations including employment law, student discipline, contracts, fiduciary and tort law, leadership development, investigations, compliance audits, risk management, crisis response, and student safety.  Linda consults with schools on both prevention and response to all types of educator misconduct and student on student sexual assaults.  Linda can be reached in the firm’s Manchester office at (603) 628-1267 or [email protected].

Susan is Vice Chair of the firm’s Education Law Practice Group.  She finds solutions to legal questions and challenges faced by independent schools and other employers.  She both manages and conducts investigations when serious misconduct is alleged. Grounded in thorough legal analysis, she offers practical advice and responsiveness. With a background as a social worker and a trustee of non-profit organizations herself, Susan approaches client challenges in a holistic and detail-oriented manner.  Susan can be reached in the firm’s Boston office at (857) 305-1960 or [email protected].

Joining Linda and Susan on the panel is Jack Strain from A.W.G. Dewar.

For additional information about this webinar, click here.

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