Large Loss Report 2018

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The Large Loss Report 2018 summarizes major damage awards and settlements of $250,000 or more that affected schools, colleges, and universities in 2017. The cases include a $10 million jury award to a student who was raped in her on-campus apartment, and a $6.5 million settlement in a gender and sexual orientation lawsuit filed by two university athletic department employees.

These descriptions are drawn from published accounts, and most do not involve United Educators (UE) members. However, they do reflect trends UE has seen among its claims. Complaints involved bullying, hazing, harassment, discrimination, negligence, sexual abuse and assaults, and wrongful death. Most of these claims affected public education institutions, but similar incidents could lead to financial losses and reputational damage for independent schools and private colleges and universities.

Since the release of this report, some of the outcomes may have changed as a result of subsequent legal proceedings. Regardless of the outcome, the defense expense can be significant. Institutions can use this report to assess their risk management practices and insurance coverage.


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