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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

Gebser v. Lago Vista Ind. School Dist.
Case Documents

1Opinion in Gebser v. Lago Vista Ind. School Dist.
2Opinion in Gebser v. Lago Vista Ind. School Dist.
Additional documents for this case are pending review.