Resources

CASES

Ethics

Commonwealth of Pennsylvania v. Spanier, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania v. Curley, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania v. Shultz (2016). Trio of cases in which the Pennsylvania Superior Court dismissed various criminal charges against Penn State administrators on the basis that Penn State’s General Counsel violated the attorney client privilege when testifying before a Grand Jury.

Higher Education: Sexual Assault

Doe v. Brandeis University (2016).  United States District Court, District of Massachusetts.

Doe v. Brown University (2016). United States District Court for the District of Rhode Island grants in part and denies in part Brown University’s Motion to Dismiss an action brought by a male student who was suspended for sexual assault.

Doe v. Middlebury College (2015).  Federal Court grants a preliminary injunction ordering reinstatement of a male student expelled for sexual misconduct during a study abroad program.

Doe v. Pennsylvania State University (2015)Federal Court grants a Temporary Restraining Order to halt suspension of foreign national for sexual misconduct finding.

Doe v. Regents of the University of California San Diego (2015).  State Court overturns finding of campus sexual assault.

Doe v. University of Kentucky et al (2016). Federal Court denies plaintiff’s request for equitable relief.

Doe v. Washington and Lee University (2015). Federal Court issues decision allowing expelled student’s Title IX action to proceed.

Mock v. University of Tennessee at Chattanooga (2015). State Court overturns finding of campus sexual assault.

Nungesser v. Columbia University (2016).  United States District Court for the Southern District of New York, dismisses male student’s Title IX lawsuit.

Pierre v. University of Dayton (2015). Federal Court denies male student’s request that the Court issue a Temporary Restraining Order forbidding the University of Dayton from enforcing its one semester suspension for a sexual assault finding.

Pierre v. University of Dayton (2015).  In a follow-up to to immediately above case, the Federal Court denied the male student’s request that the Court issue a Preliminary Injunction forbidding the University of Dayton from enforcing its one semester suspension for a sexual assault finding.

Prasad v. Cornell University (2016).  United States District Court for the Northern District of New York decision granting in part and denying in part Cornell University’s motion to dismiss claims brought by a male student who was expelled for sexual assault.

Yu v. Vassar College (2015). Federal Court upholds finding of campus sexual assault.

Social Media

Baidoo v. Blood-Dzraku (2015). Service of process via social media.

Hadley v. Doe (2015). ISP ordered to disclose social media user’s identity.

NLRB Re Landry’s Inc. (2015). Decision finding company social media policy is lawful.

Triple Play v. National Labor Relations Board (2015).  Decision upholding NLRB’s ruling that Facebook activity is protected under the National Labor Relations Act.

LAWS, REGULATIONS & OTHER RESOURCES

Higher Education: Sexual Assault Laws & Regulations, Misc.

Campus Accountability and Safety Act (Proposed 2015).  Pending campus sexual assault legislation.

Center for Changing Our Campus Culture.  Dept. of Justice campus online sexual assault resource center.

Dear Colleague Letter (2011). Dept. of Ed., Office for Civil Rights, guidance on campus sexual assault.

Questions and Answers on Title IX and Sexual Violence (2014).  Dept. of Ed., Office for Civil Rights.  Clarification on 2011 DCL.

Senator James Lankford (R-Okla) Letter (dated January 7, 2016) to the Office for Civil Rights Questioning Legal Basis of Sexual Assault Guidance Letters.

Office for Civil Rights’ Letter (dated February 17,2016) Responding to Senator James Lankford (R-Okla) About the Legal Basis of OCR’s Sexual Assault Guidance Letters.

Higher Education: Office for Civil Rights/DOJ Resolution Agreements.

The Chronicle of Higher Education: Campus Sexual Assault Investigation Tracker. Project by The Chronicle that provides comprehensive information about the status of Title IX compliance investigations undertaken by the Office for Civil Rights.

Harvard Law School Resolution Agreement and Letter (2014). Voluntary resolution agreement entered into in December of 2014.

Michigan State Resolution Agreement (2015). Voluntary resolution agreement based on an initial Title IX complaint filed in June of 2011.

University of Virginia Resolution Agreement (2015). Voluntary Resolution Agreement entered into in September of 2015 based on an OCR investigation opened in 2011.

Wheaton College (Massachusetts) Settlement Agreement (2016). Settlement Agreement entered into September 21, 2016.

Higher Education: Sexual Assault Surveys.

Association of American Universities Survey on Sexual Assault and Sexual Misconduct (2015). Survey of 27 institutions designed to assess the incidence, prevalence and characteristics of incidents of sexual assault and misconduct.

Johns Hopkins University Sexual Violence Climate Survey: Principal Findings (2016).

 

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