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Gebser v. Lago Vista Ind. School Dist.

Docket No.: 96-1866
Argued: March 25, 1998
Decided: June 22, 1998

Topics:

Education Amendments of 1972, Civil Rights, Civil Rights Act, Civil Rights Act of 1964, Education Amendments of 1972, Eleventh Amendment, Title VII, equitable relief, sex discrimination

Petitioner: Gebser
Respondent: Lago Vista Ind. School Dist.

Court Below: THE UNITED STATES COURT OF APPEALS FOR THE FIFTH CIRCUIT
Citation: 106 F.3d 1223
Lower Court Decision
Supreme Court Docket


524 U.S. 274 (1998)
Question:

Can a federally funded educational program or activity be required, under Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, to pay sexual harassment damages to a student who was involved in a secret relationship with a member of its staff?

Gebser v. Lago Vista Ind. School Dist.
ORAL ARGUMENT

March 25, 1998

Holding: affirmed
Decision: Decision: 5 votes for Lago Vista Ind. School Dist., 4 vote(s) against
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