The fall out from Rolling Stone’s publication of the now discredited University of Virginia gang rape article continues. On the heals of lawsuits filed by a University of Virginia dean and students, it has announced that Rollings Stone’s Managing Editor (Will Dana) will be departing the magazine. In this report in the New York Times, Will Dana’s departure … More Rolling Stone Editor Resigning, is the UVA Rape Article the Reason?
On Wednesday, July 29th, the U.S. Senate will hold a hearing on campus sexual assault. The hearing will be held by the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions and is scheduled to begin at 9:00 AM. A live stream of the hearing is available and can be found here along with a listing of the hearing … More Senate Committee To Hold Hearing On Campus Sexual Assault.
In the National Law Review, Alexander Nestor wrote about the NLRB upholding an administrative law judge’s decision that a company’s social media policy did not unlawfully prohibit protected activity under the NLRA. Those of you interested in the intersection of labor law and social media policies should read this article and decision. Feedback and shares … More NLRB Upholds Company Social Media Policy.
San Diego Superior Court Judge Joel Pressman recently issued a decision ordering University of California San Diego (UCSD) to set aside its findings and sanctions against a student who was disciplined for sexual assault. This case has been the subject of a bit of “chatter” in the media. Some people are asserting that this decision may represent … More California Court Overturns Campus Sexual Assault Finding.
Rolling Stone’s lawyers have responded to the complaint filed by a University of Virginia dean. The dean was cast in an unfavorable light in the now discredited Rolling Stone University of Virginia sexual assault article. This is really just the first step towards Rolling Stone settling this case. Liability is a foregone conclusion. The real … More Rolling Stone Responds to UVA Dean’s Defamation Lawsuit.
New York and Virginia are now requiring transcript notations for students who have been found responsible for sexual assault. Inside Higher Ed wrote an article reviewing this new mandate in New York and Virginia. It is worth a read. It remains to be seem if other states will institute a similar requirement. Feedback and shares welcome. … More New York & Virginia Require Transcript Notations for Sexual Assault.
The National Law Review recently published an article about the Florida Bar Association’s stance on attorneys advising their clients to “clean-up” their social media accounts prior to litigation being initiated. This stance was articulated in an advisory opinion by the Professional Ethics Committee. As a part of its review the committee indicated that once litigation had commenced … More Florida Advises Lawyers About Client Social Media Account Clean-Up Prior to Litigation.