Institutional & Educational Malpractice


SVR successfully defended a university when a professor sued for damages after the university refused to support his bid for a research grant. The multi-million dollar claim was dismissed at trial following a non-suit motion.

Institutional Claims

Despite the best of intentions, institutions and their boards and management, today face a wide range of risks ranging from accidents on the property to abuse, fraud, breach of fiduciary duty, negligence, intentional acts, and data privacy. Our team has worked with a large range of institutional clients to defend claims, including:

  • Religious institutions

  • Educational institutions

  • Hospitals

  • Nursing homes

  • Governments

  • Not-for profits

Educational Malpractice

Academic institutions are facing an increase in the frequency and size of claims for educational malpractice. While the school’s internal procedures may resolve some instances, the courts are increasingly open to hearing cases from aggrieved past and present students. The educational malpractice team at SVR Lawyers has assisted many schools and academic staff in claims involving failure to educate, discrimination, failure to grant a degree, delayed entry into the workforce, defamation, bias in evaluation and more.

To learn more about our experience handling defending claims on behalf of institutions, please contact a member of the SVR team.