High Court Won't Hear Ex-Baylor Official's Defamation Case

Law360 (April 29, 2019, 4:36 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday turned down a former Baylor University football official's request to have his defamation lawsuit over a report on the school's response to sexual assault allegations sent to arbitration. 

The high court denied certiorari to Colin Shillinglaw's appeal arguing the Texas state courts wrongly disregarded his arguments that the Federal Arbitration Act should have overridden state law in his cases against the university, its regents and report author Pepper Hamilton LLP.

Shillinglaw was fired as Baylor's director of football operations after the report, prepared by Pepper Hamilton on the university's behalf and detailing how the university...

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