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Harvard Law School

Harvard Law Prof. Emeritus Alan Dershowitz Appeals $12,200 Sanction for Role in Kari Lake Election Lawsuit

Harvard Law School professor emeritus Alan M. Dershowitz is appealing a federal court ruling ordering him to pay $12,200 in sanctions for his role in a 2022 lawsuit on behalf of failed Arizona governor candidate Kari Lake.

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Harvard Business School

Battling in Court and on Campus, HBS Professor Francesca Gino Denies Data Fraud Allegations

As Harvard Business School professor Francesca Gino continues to battle for vindication in court and the public eye following accusations that she committed data fraud, faculty within HBS have grown increasingly wary of the sanctions against Gino — and the administration that imposed them.

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Crime

Buyer of Human Remains Stolen from Harvard Medical School Morgue Pleads Guilty

A Pennsylvania man who bought cadavers that were donated to Harvard Medical School pleaded guilty to conspiracy and interstate transportation of stolen property on Thursday, according to the United States Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania.

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Science

Judge Says Harvard and Biotech Company 10x Must Face Antitrust Claims in Two Gene Analysis Lawsuits

Harvard and 10x Genomics — a biotechnology company — must face antitrust claims over their licensing practices in two gene analysis lawsuits, a federal judge ruled in July.

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Harvard Business School

Academics Raise More Than $315,000 for Data Bloggers Sued by Harvard Business School Professor Gino

A group of academics has raised more than $315,000 through a crowdfunding campaign to support the legal expenses of the professors behind data investigation blog Data Colada — who are being sued for defamation by Harvard Business School professor Francesca Gino.

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Harvard Medical School

Two New Harvard Medical School Employees Named in Class Action Lawsuit Over Mishandling of Human Remains

In an amended complaint filed last month, Harvard Medical School Anatomical Gift Program managers Mark F. Cicchetti and Tracey Fay were added as defendants in a class action lawsuit over alleged mishandling of donated human remains at the HMS morgue.

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College

Harvard Will Have to Cover Own Legal Fees From Anti-Affirmative Action Case, First Circuit Rules

A month after the Supreme Court ruled against Harvard and effectively struck down affirmative action in higher education admissions, the University was dealt another legal blow — this time, to its pocketbook.

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Harvard Business School

Embattled by Data Fraud Allegations, Business School Professor Francesca Gino Files Defamation Suit Against Harvard

Harvard Business School professor Francesca Gino filed a defamation lawsuit against Harvard, HBS Dean Srikant M. Datar, and a trio of data investigators Wednesday following severe allegations that at least four of Gino’s papers contained fraudulent data.

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Harvard Medical School

Harvard Hit with Multiple New Class Action Lawsuits Over Former Morgue Manager’s Mishandling of Human Remains

Families affected by the mishandling of human remains donated to Harvard Medical School filed two more class-action lawsuits earlier this month against the University.

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Crime

FBI Links Kentucky Man with ‘Approximately 40 Human Skulls’ to Harvard Medical School Morgue Theft

An FBI affidavit linked a Kentucky resident arrested July 11 on a firearms charge to an alleged conspiracy involving the theft and sale of human remains from a Harvard Medical School morgue.

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Harvard Medical School

‘The Ultimate Breach of Trust’: Family Member Demands Answers From Harvard Medical School on Human Remains Theft

Local nurse Janet Pizzi demanded “answers” and “accountability” from Harvard Medical School during a June 28 press conference after being notified by Harvard that her uncle’s remains had been mishandled by former Medical School morgue manager Cedric Lodge.

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Race

In Concurrences to Supreme Court Ruling, Thomas, Gorsuch, Kavanaugh Question Benefits of Affirmative Action

Concurrences in Thursday’s Supreme Court decision, which restricted affirmative action in college admissions, further challenged the legal foundations and impacts of race-conscious admissions.

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Harvard Medical School

Families Sue Harvard Medical School Over Human Remains Theft

Families affected by the mishandling of human remains at Harvard Medical School filed a class action lawsuit against the University and former morgue manager Cedric Lodge on Friday.

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Admissions

Here’s What You Need to Know Ahead of the Supreme Court’s Ruling on Affirmative Action

In the coming days, the Supreme Court is expected to strike down affirmative action in higher education in a pair of cases Students for Fair Admissions filed against Harvard and the University of North Carolina.

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Health

Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Plan Sued After Massive Data Breach

In a class action lawsuit filed last week, the insurance firm Harvard Pilgrim Health Care was accused by one of their clients that the provider and its parent company, Point32Health, failed to secure its customers’ personal information in a massive data breach affecting 2.5 million people.

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