Saturday, November 9, 2013

Taylor v. Wake Forest case brief

Taylor v. Wake Forest case brief summary
191 S.E.2d 379 (1972)

Plaintiffs, student and his father, appealed the judgment of the Forsyth County Superior Court (North Carolina), which granted the motion of defendant university for summary judgment pursuant to N.C. R. Civ. P. 56 on the ground that there was no genuine issue as to any material fact in the student's action to recover educational expenses incurred by his father after the alleged wrongful termination of an athletic scholarship.

The student was awarded an athletic scholarship by the university. After one semester of academic ineligibility, the student received grades sufficient to resume athletics but refused to participate in the football program. The university terminated the student's scholarship at the end of his sophomore year.

  • On appeal, the court held that there was no error in granting the university's motion for summary judgment. 
  • Specifically, the court rejected the student's claim that there was a genuine issue as to a whether the student acted reasonably and in good faith in refusing to participate in the football program when such participation interfered with reasonable academic progress. 
  • In consideration of the scholarship award, the student agreed to maintain his athletic eligibility and this meant both physically and scholastically. 
  • As long as the student's grade average equaled or exceeded the requirements of the university, he was maintaining his scholastic eligibility for athletics. 
  • When the student refused to meet the physical requirements in the absence of any injury or excuse other than to devote more time to studies, he was not complying with his contractual obligations.

The court affirmed the judgment in favor of the university.

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