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My daughter has been a varsity cheerleader for 3yrs her

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My daughter has been a varsity cheerleader for 3yrs her senior year the new coach demoted her to jv and put 2freshmen on the varsity team do we have a case she is devastated

Lawyer's Assistant: What state are you in? It matters because laws vary by location.

Indiana

Lawyer's Assistant: What steps have you taken so far?

We have a call out to the athletics director

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The new coach is a teacher and she and her group choose 2 freshmen that were her classroom assistants

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ANSWER: Unfortunately, no, you do not have a case. There does not appear to be any tort (i.e., discernible injury under the law, as a result of this decision), no rights infringed upon by the government, and certainly no criminal violation. Yes, she may be upset, but no statutory laws were violated that resulted in this outcome. You might have recourse through the school, or school district, but none in the courts. I'm very sorry.

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