My Department has been served with a lawsuit. 我该怎么办??
请立即联系OGC. 大学 must respond to lawsuits within a specified time period after it has been served. It is imperative that you notify the OGC as soon as you are served so we can review the matter and respond in a timely manner. Do not discuss the lawsuit or the actions leading up to the lawsuit with third parties, especially with the other side or the attorney representing the other side.
请立即联系OGC. 传票是法院的命令. It may command you to appear at a specified date, time and location to testify; or, a subpoena may command you to produce certain documents. In either case you should contact the OGC immediately. It is important to let an attorney from the OGC review the subpoena to determine the University’s rights and responsibilities for compliance. 不忽视传票, even if it addresses something you are unfamiliar with or asked for documents you do not have. Failure to respond to a subpoena could result in you or the University being held in contempt of court.
What happens if I am sued in connection with University business?
大学 normally will provide you with a defense in the event you are sued personally for acts and omissions arising out of, 或在……的过程和范围内演出, 你被大学雇用.
Does it matter if I have left University employment at the time I am sued?
No, the University’s defense and indemnification practices depend on whether the conduct at issue occurred in the course and scope of your employment, not whether you continue to be employed by the University.
我该怎么办? if someone tries to serve me with a summons or complaint addressed to the University?
You are not authorized to accept service on behalf of the University, the Board or the President. Refer the person who is attempting to serve you to the OGC. If the Summons or other official document is addressed to you and relates to your University employment, then personal service is required and you can accept service. You should then immediately notify the OGC so that an appropriate response can be made.
我该怎么办? if someone tries to serve me with a subpoena?
A: If a process server attempts to serve you with a subpoena for University records, then if possible he/she should be re-directed to the OGC. If it is not possible, then notify the OGC that you have been served. If the subpoena is addressed to you and relates to your University employment, then personal service is required and you can accept service. You should then notify your supervisor and the OGC so that you can receive guidance on how to respond.
If an employee receives a subpoena to provide documents, an attorney in the 总法律顾问办公室 will review the documents to determine whether they are responsive to the subpoena and whether any of the information is confidential. 教师 and staff should never provide documents in response to a subpoena without first giving the information to the OGC to review.
It is Arcadia University policy that all requests for educational records be reviewed by the 总法律顾问办公室 and that no educational information/records requested by subpoena or otherwise will be released without a 要求发放资料 signed by the student whose records are being sought.