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Legal Briefs IRS charges student disabled vet tax for loansThe Internal Revenue Service is attempting to charge a disabled veteran a $62,000 tax bill for his waived $223,000 student loan debt, according to the Lansing State Journal. The IRS served Will Milzarski the tax bill after his student loan bill was waived due to his status as permanently disabled, because it considers the waived loan as income.Michigan State University's Low‐Income Tax Clinic is challenging the IRS on the taxes on behalf of Milzarski.Law schools discounting tuitionLaw schools are offering larger tuition discounts, according to a report from the AccessLex Network and the National Association of College and University Business Officers. The average tuition discount for the fall of 2016 was 39 percent, up from 35 percent the previous year.The discounts aim to offset declining enrollment and make law school more appealing to prospective students. The increase in discounts led to a slight decline in net tuition revenue for the institutions, but nearly half of institutions believed the practice was sustainable.Read the report at http://bit.ly/2hpIHbo.Iowa State reaches settlement over pot T‐shirtIowa State University reached a partial settlement with the school's chapter of the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws, which claimed its free‐speech rights were violated by campus administrators, reports desmoinesregister.com.The appeals board approved a payment of $150,000 to two student leaders and $193,000 to two law firms that represented the pro‐marijuana student group, plus additional legal fees to be decided by a judge. The university had attempted to ban the group's T‐shirt designs featuring the school mascot and a cannabis leaf. The university must also allow the group to produce apparel including marijuana images.University settles suit with man charged in shootingA man charged in a Northern Arizona University shooting has settled a negligence lawsuit, reports heraldcourier.com. Steven Jones claimed he acted in self‐defense when he fatally shot 20‐year‐old Colin Brough and wounded three others in 2015. But prosecutors claimed Jones was the aggressor.The lawsuit filed on behalf of the victims alleged Jones was prone to outbursts, disrespected authority, and shouldn't have been allowed to have a handgun. Jones was punched in the face after he and two other fraternity pledges rang a doorbell and ran away as a prank before he retrieved a .40‐caliber handgun from his car. A jury deadlocked on criminal charges against Jones, who will face another criminal trial on a later date. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Campus Legal Advisor Wiley

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IRS charges student disabled vet tax for loansThe Internal Revenue Service is attempting to charge a disabled veteran a $62,000 tax bill for his waived $223,000 student loan debt, according to the Lansing State Journal. The IRS served Will Milzarski the tax bill after his student loan bill was waived due to his status as permanently disabled, because it considers the waived loan as income.Michigan State University's Low‐Income Tax Clinic is challenging the IRS on the taxes on behalf of Milzarski.Law schools discounting tuitionLaw schools are offering larger tuition discounts, according to a report from the AccessLex Network and the National Association of College and University Business Officers. The average tuition discount for the fall of 2016 was 39 percent, up from 35 percent the previous year.The discounts aim to offset declining enrollment and make law school more appealing to prospective students. The increase in discounts led to a slight decline in net tuition revenue for the institutions, but nearly half of institutions believed the practice was sustainable.Read the report at http://bit.ly/2hpIHbo.Iowa State reaches settlement over pot T‐shirtIowa State University reached a partial settlement with the school's chapter of the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws, which claimed its free‐speech rights were violated by campus administrators, reports desmoinesregister.com.The appeals board approved a payment of $150,000 to two student leaders and $193,000 to two law firms that represented the pro‐marijuana student group, plus additional legal fees to be decided by a judge. The university had attempted to ban the group's T‐shirt designs featuring the school mascot and a cannabis leaf. The university must also allow the group to produce apparel including marijuana images.University settles suit with man charged in shootingA man charged in a Northern Arizona University shooting has settled a negligence lawsuit, reports heraldcourier.com. Steven Jones claimed he acted in self‐defense when he fatally shot 20‐year‐old Colin Brough and wounded three others in 2015. But prosecutors claimed Jones was the aggressor.The lawsuit filed on behalf of the victims alleged Jones was prone to outbursts, disrespected authority, and shouldn't have been allowed to have a handgun. Jones was punched in the face after he and two other fraternity pledges rang a doorbell and ran away as a prank before he retrieved a .40‐caliber handgun from his car. A jury deadlocked on criminal charges against Jones, who will face another criminal trial on a later date.

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