Significant Backlog in Dept of Ed Investigation of Sexual Assault Complaints.

The Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights revealed in a letter to Senator Barbara Boxer that it has taken an average of over 4 years to investigate a complaint that a college/university is not complying with Title IX. This information was provided in response to a request for information by Senators Barbara Boxer and … More Significant Backlog in Dept of Ed Investigation of Sexual Assault Complaints.

UVA Dean Files Lawsuit Against Rolling Stone for Libel Over Discredited Rape Article.

University of Virginia Dean files lawsuit against Rolling Stone Magazine for its gang rape story.  As could be expected, the Dean who was cast in an unfavorable light has filed an action against Rolling Stone Magazine for its now unverifiable–and unverified– story about a gang rape at a fraternity on the campus of the University … More UVA Dean Files Lawsuit Against Rolling Stone for Libel Over Discredited Rape Article.

Vassar Prevails in Title IX Lawsuit by Expelled Male Student.

In Yu v. Vassar College, No. 13-CV-4373 (RA)(S.D.N.Y. 2015), Vassar College was granted Summary Judgment in an action brought by a male student expelled for sexual misconduct.  The decision of the court provides an excellent analysis of the legal concepts encountered in these cases and highlights the difficulties that plaintiffs’ attorneys will have in challenging … More Vassar Prevails in Title IX Lawsuit by Expelled Male Student.

Review of Dept. of Ed, OCR, Title IX Coordinator DCL.

Dept. of Ed, Office for Civil Rights, Releases a Guidance Regarding Title IX Coordinators. In a “Dear Colleague Letter” dated April 24, 2015, the United States Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights, provided additional guidance relating to educational institutions’ Title IX coordinators.  OCR states that the purpose of the letter is to provide additional clarification … More Review of Dept. of Ed, OCR, Title IX Coordinator DCL.