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    Rooftops and Other Dangerous Places

    Although school and college campuses are generally safe places, certain areas are inherently dangerous. Falls from rooftops, balconies, and upper-floor windows can cause serious injury and even death. Take action to prevent falls from rooftops and other dangerous places on campus.
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    Avoid Unfavorable Indemnity Provisions in Institution Contracts

    Unfavorable indemnification or “hold harmless” provisions within a contract can cause institutions to assume liability for claims they neither caused nor can control. This common source of liability can be mitigated by working with your institution’s legal counsel or risk manager and implementing key practices described in this blog.
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    Icon An Examination of UE’s Recent Independent K-12 School Claims

    This study of approximately 1,600 claims against independent K-12 schools received by United Educators (UE) during a five-year period (2012-2016) found about 35% of claims incurred losses totaling nearly $93 million. Students and parents brought almost half the claims and accounted for nearly 60% of losses.
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    Icon Large Loss Report 2017

    The Large Loss Report 2017 summarizes major damage awards and settlements of $250,000 or more that affected schools, colleges, and universities in 2016. The cases include a record $950,000 jury award in a Title IX sexual assault report case and a $10.5 million settlement for a student who suffered a traumatic brain injury when he was attacked at a pep rally. Institutions can use this report to assess risk management programs.
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