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John Doe vs. University of Denver

Ben Feibleman vs. Columbia University

Erika Pogorzelska vs. Vandrcook College of Music

Kemari Avertt vs. Shirley Ann Hardy

Taariq Vanegas vs. Carleton College

Anna McNeil Vs. Yale University

Doe vs. Brown University

John Doe vs. University of South Alabama

John Doe v. Arizona Board of Regents

Mendoza v. Borden

John Doe v. Johnson & Wales University

Franck Bisimwa v. Fisher College

SurvJustice, Inc. v. Elisabeth Devos

Tom Rossley v. Drake University

Summary Judgment for UTA Upheld by 5th Circuit Court of Appeals

SUNY Plattsburgh Finding Upheld Along with NY Affirmative Consent Standard

Elizabeth Shank v. Carleton College

John Doe v. Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Austin Van Overdam v. Texas A&M University

Federal Judge Enjoins BC Suspension of Responding Party

Hofstra Employee Discipline Case

Lawsuit Against Harvard Under T9 for Banning Single Sex Group Membership Survives

1st Circuit Requires X-Exam, but Stops Short of Adopting Baum

John Doe v. Quinnipiac University

John Doe v. Grinnell College

New Jersey Appellate Divisionn

Lawsuit By Student Accused of Sex Assault Seeks Class-Action Status Against Michigan State

John Doe v. Purdue University

John Doe v. University of Virginia

Silva v. University of New Hampshire

John Doe v. Rhodes College

Harwood v. John Hopkins University

United Automobile Workers v. Johnson Controls

Tamara Lusardi v John M. McHugh

CA Legislative Policy Definitions Codes

CA Legislative Policy Definitions

Doe v. Northern Michigan University

Bandon Austin v. Dominic Artis and Danyean Dotson

Title IX Sexual Assault Investigations in Public Institutions of Higher Education: Constitutional Due Process Implications of the Evidentiary Standard Set Forth in the Department of Education's 2011 Dear Colleague Letter

Title IX Legal Action: Private Right of Action and Individual Relief through Agency Action

FIRE-backed lawsuit challenging Department of Education’s unlawful Title IX mandate voluntarily withdrawn

Enforcement Guidance on Vicarious Employer Liability for Unlawful Harassment by Supervisors

The Supreme Court of California: University of California v Superior Court of LA County

The world, it is a-changin' -- CA Supreme Court Adopts Section 40 of 3d. Restatement of Torts

Title IX Erroneous Outcome Claim Against Marymount Survives Motion to Dismiss

Lawsuit Against UMass System Dismissed

Pomona Student Awarded $255,000 on Attorney Fees

Muskingum University Loses Motion to Dismiss on Multi-Count Complaint

Federal Defamation and Privacy Lawsuit Against Laura Kipnis by Title IX Complainant to Proceed

Criminal Prosecution of Yale Student Ends in Not Guilty Verdicts

When David Beat Goliath, Once More

Duke settles long-running sexual misconduct lawsuit with Lewis McLeod

A Federal Court Just Ruled For Gay Rights In A Major Discrimination Case

The Section 508 Refresh and What it Means for Higher Education

DOJ Withdraws ADA Rulemaking

ADA Related Guidance Documents Withdrawn

Matter of Doe v. Skidmore College

Deal Reached in Former Athlete’s Lawsuit Against CSU-Pueblo

H.R. 2796 – Civil Rights Uniformity Act of 2017

Trading the Megaphone for the Gavel in Title IX Enforcement

Defending the Preponderance of the Evidence Standard in College Adjudications of Sexual Assault

Justice Department Begins Rollback of Transgender Students' Bathroom Rights

A Problematic Framework for Modeling False Title IX 'Convictions' Under the Preponderance of Evidence Standard

Despite New Administration, EEOC Maintains Position that Title VII Prohibits Gender Identity Discrimination

University Committee Considers Adopting Affirmative Consent Standard for Title IX Policy

FAQ on the Withdrawal of Federal Guidance on Transgender Students

U.S. Department of Education and U.S. Department of Justice Issue Dear Colleague Letter Withdrawing Statements of Policy and Guidance on Transgender Students

U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos Issues Statement on New Title IX Guidance

Families Advocating for Campus Equality (FACE) Criticizes Obama Administration Last-Minute Efforts to Reinforce Title IX Overreach

Letter to President-Elect Donald Trump from Democrat Senators on Title IX and the April 2011 DCL, January 2017

Guiding Principles: Anti-Bullying/Anti-Harassment

Model District Policy On Transgender And Gender Nonconforming Students (Gay, Lesbian & Straight Education Network)

Department Of Education Investigating K-12 School Districts For Mishandling Sexual Assault

Understanding Teen Dating Violence, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

A Bibliography of Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 and its Impact on Intercollegiate Athletics

The Invisible Pregnant Athlete and the Promise of Title IX

Title IX And Athletics: Who Are "Responsible Parties" In Cases Of Sexual Misconduct?

TED-Ed: Equality, sports, and Title IX - Erin Buzuvis and Kristine Newhall

Equal Play: Title IX and Social Change

It's Your Education: How Title IX Protections Can Help You


Widespread Sex Discrimination Found in College Scholarship Programs

Appeals Court Rules in Favor of Kernel in Legal Battle with UK

Veronica Ollier v. Sweetwater Union High School District

John Doe v. University of Michigan Transcript

Plaintiffs On Behalf of Minor Children v. Nashville Public Schools

John Doe v. Syracuse University

John Doe v. Wallace Loh

Victoria Wilson v. School Directors of Chicago Area Township High School District 211

Jane Doe v. The University of North Alabama

Harris Fogel v. The University of the Arts

Jack Montague v. Yale University

Brent Deweese & Janna Deweese v. Bowling Green Independent School District

Courts Affirmation of Brent Deweese & Janna Deweese v. Bowling Green Independent School District

DeVos Fights Claims of Bias in Campus Sex-Assault Rule

John Noakes v. Syracuse University

Jacob Oliver v. University of Texas Southwestern Medical School

John Doe v. University of St. Thomas

William Norris v. The University of Colorado

John Doe v. The Trustees of the State of CA

John Doe v. Timothy P. White

Goss V. Lopez

John Doe v. Ainsley Carry

John Doe v. Coastal Carolina University

John Doe v. Colgate University

John Doe Vs. The University of Southern Mississippi

John Doe v. University of Southern California

John Doe vs. Princeton University

Z.J. vs. The Vanderbilt University

John Doe vs. The George Washington UniversityĘĘ

Jeremy A. Rowles vs. Curators of the University of Missouri

Historic Title IX Victory in Cyber Sex Harassment Case

Due Process Denial: John Doe vs. University of South Florida at St. Petersburg

Doe v. University of Southern Mississippi, Dist. Court, SD Mississippi 2018

Lawsuit: Purdue accused of 'chilling' retaliation on women who reported sexual assaults

NY State Case Rules Hearsay Admissible in Campus Sexual Misconduct Proceedings

Christian Ayala, a/k/a John DOooe v. Butler University

John Doe vs. Belmont University

Thomas Rossley, Jr. vs. Drake University and Drake University Board of Trustees

John Doe. V. The University of Southern Mississippi

J.Lee vs. The University of New Mexico   

Court: In Campus Sex Assault Case, Evidence of Victim’s Sexual History Should Have Been Allowed

Higher Ed wins a Circuit Court Ruling

Doe v. University of Michigan

U-M: Court decision on sex assault hearings unfair for poor students

Yale may have violated federal law by destroying notes in sexual-misconduct proceedings

Brown Loses Fascinating MTD on Selective Enforcement and Statute of Limitations Grounds

Appeals Court: UM Must Allow Cross-Examination in Sex Assault Cases

MTD in Penn State Case – Investigator Model Takes Another Direct Hit

Judge Changing  the Way Universities Handle Sexual Assault Investigations

Failure to Train Case Survives Summary Judgement in the 6th Circuit

1st Circuit Overturns Retaliation Dismissal Against University of New England

Sixth Circuit: Can the University of Michigan “Set Up a Kangaroo Court?”

Female Student Fails to Over-Turn UCincy Finding

Contempt Order Entered in USCB Case

Jane Doe v. Mercy Catholic Medical Center

GW Loses Summary Judgement on Contract Claim

Brock Turner Loses Appeal to Overturn Sexual Assault Conviction

District Court Orders Michigan to Hold Live Hearing

Rather Than Defend Title IX Procedures at Trial, Duke Settles with Accused Soccer Player

UIUC Survives Due Process Challenge

Lawsuit Against Ole Miss and Preponderance Survives Motion to Dismiss

1st Circuit Appeals Decision – Brown Wins Dismissal of Title IX Suit by Providence College Victim

Preliminary Injunction Issued Against UMichigan Process; John Doe vs. University of Michigan

Ohio State Discipline Enjoined by Federal Court: Jane Roe vs Ohio State University

Doe v. Miami Erroneous Outcome Case

John, Mary & James Doe v. Trustees of Boston College

Federal Appeals Court Slaps Down Boston College for Dean Telling Title IX Adjudicators How to Rule

Judge: Past Rape Reports Against Ex-MSU Football Player Robinson Can Be Used in Trial

LGBT Workers are Protected from Workplace Discrimination, Texas Judge Says in ‘Earth-Shattering’ New Ruling

University of California Ordered to Pay Attorney Fees

AAUW: Jennings vs. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Case Law

UNC Must Disclose Sexual Assault Findings, Judges Rule

Federal Judge Holds that Transgender People Are a Protected Class

Judge recommends JMU pay $850,000 in sexual misconduct case

A Title IX Win for the Accused

NWLC Files Amicus Brief in Weckhorst Case Appeal

Doe v Rider

SUNY Hearing Decision Overturned

Penn State Loses Motion to Dismiss

Penn Settles With Student Accused of Rape

John Doe v. University of Cincinnati

Northern Kentucky University Settles Sex Assault Case

Matter of Doe v. Skidmore College

Deal reached in former athlete's lawsuit against CSU-Pueblo

The First Circuit and Boston College

Judge Blocks Cornell from Suspending Male who Accused Female Sex Partner of Rape

K.T. v. Culver-Stockton College

Jury Rules Against Plaintiffs in Pepperdine University Sexual Orientation Discrimination Case

Matter of Doe v. Skidmore College

Deal Reached in Former Athlete’s Lawsuit Against CSU-Pueblo

Conley v. Northwest Florida State College 2015

Transgender Teen Wins Landmark Ruling Over Right to Use Boys Bathroom

Yu v. Vassar Coll.,
97 F. Supp. 3d 448, 472 (S.D.N.Y. 2015)

Walker v. President & Fellows of Harvard Coll.,
840 F.3d 57 (1st Cir. 2016)

United States ex rel. Hagerty v. Cyberonics, Inc.,
No. 130cv010214-FDS, 2015 WL 7253675 (D. Mass. Nov. 17,

Treadwell v. John Hancock Mut. Life Ins. Co.,
666 F. Supp. 278 (D. Mass. 1987)

Sullivan v. Boston Architectural Ctr., Inc.,
57 Mass. App. Ct. 771, 786 N.E.2d 419 (2003)

Schaer v. Brandeis Univ.,
432 Mass. 474, 735 N.E.2d 373 (2000)

Sahm v. Miami Univ.,
110 F. Supp. 3d 774 (S.D. Ohio 2015)

Pierre v. Univ. of Dayton,
143 F. Supp. 3d 703 (S.D. Ohio 2015)

Perez v. Mortg. Bankers Ass’n,
135 S. Ct. 1199 (2015)

Nash v. Auburn Univ.,
812 F.2d 655 (11th Cir. 1987)

Nicholas B. v. School Comm. of Worcester,
412 Mass. 20, 587 N.E.2d 211 (1992)

Newman v. Burgin,
930 F.2d 955 (1st Cir. 1991)

Marshall v. Ohio Univ.,
No. 2:15-CV-775, 2015 WL 1179955 (S.D. Ohio Mar. 13, 2015)

Mullins v. Pine Manor Coll.,
389 Mass. 47, 449 N.E.2d 331 (1983)

Levitt v. Monroe,
590 F. Supp. 902 (W.D. Tex. 1984), aff’d sub nom., Levitt v. Univ.
of Texas at El Paso, 759 F.2d 1224 (5th Cir. 1985)

Mallory v. Ohio Univ.,
76 F. App’x 634 (6th Cir. 2003)

MacKenzie v. Flagstar Bank, FSB,
738 F.3d 486 (1st Cir. 2013)

King v. DePauw Univ.,
No. 2:14-CV-70-WTL-DKL, 2014 WL 4197507 (S.D. Ind. Aug.
22, 2014)

Juliano v. Simpson,
461 Mass. 527, 962 N.E.2d 175 (2012)

Ikpeazu v. Univ. of Nebraska,
775 F.2d 250 (8th Cir. 1985)

I & R Mech. Inc. v. Hazelton Mfg. Co.,
62 Mass. App. Ct. 452, 817 N.E.2d 799 (2004)

Hinchey v. NYNEX Corp.,
144 F.3d 134 (1st Cir. 1998)

Hernandez-Loring v. Universidad Metropolitana,
233 F.3d 49 (1st Cir. 2000)

Havlik v. Johnson & Wales Univ.,
509 F.3d 25 (1st Cir. 2007)

Guckenberger v. Boston Univ.,
957 F. Supp. 306 (D. Mass. 1997)

Gorman v. Univ. of Rhode Island,
837 F.2d 7 (1st Cir. 1988)

Gomes v. Univ. of Maine Sys.,
365 F. Supp. 2d 6 (D. Me. 2005)

Gilday v. Callahan,
59 F.3d 257 (1st Cir. 1995)

Gebser v. Lago Vista Indep. Sch. Dist.,
524 U.S. 274 (1998)

Fieldwork Boston, Inc. v. United States,
344 F. Supp. 2d 257 (D. Mass. 2004)

Faiaz v. Colgate Univ.,
64 F. Supp. 3d 336 (N.D.N.Y. 2014)

Duke v. North Texas State Univ.,
469 F.2d 829 (5th Cir. 1972), cert. denied, 412 U.S. 932 (1973)

Driscoll v. Bd. of Trustees of Milton Acad.,
70 Mass. App. Ct. 285, 873 N.E.2d 1177 (2007)

Doe v. Univ. of the South,
687 F. Supp. 2d 744 (E.D. Tenn. 2009)

Doe v. Miami Univ.,
No. 1:15CV605, 2017 WL 1154086 (S.D. Ohio Mar. 28, 2017)

Doe v. Univ. of Cincinnati,
173 F. Supp. 3d 586 (S.D. Ohio 2016)

Doe v. Emerson Coll.,
153 F. Supp.3d 506 (D. Mass. 2015)

Doe v. Cummins,
662 F. App’x 437 (6th Cir. 2016)

Doe v. Brown Univ.,
166 F. Supp. 3d 177 (D.R.I. Feb. 22, 2016)

Doe v. Bradshaw,
No. Civ. A. No. 11-11593-DPW, 2013 WL 5236110 (D. Mass.
Sept. 16, 2013)

Doe v. Baum,
No. 16-13174, 2017 WL 57241 (E.D. Mich. Jan. 5, 2017)

Doe v. Amherst Coll.,
No. CV-15-30097-MGM, 2017 WL 776410 (D. Mass. 2017)

Coveney v. Pres. and Trs. of Holy Cross Coll.,
388 Mass. 16, 445 N.E.2d 136 (1983)

Conley v. Romeri,
60 Mass. App. Ct. 799, 806 N.E.2d 933 (2004)

Commerce Ins. Co. v. Ultimate Livery Serv., Inc.,
452 Mass. 639, 897 N.E.2d 50 (2008)

Cloud v. Trustees of Boston Univ.,
720 F.2d 721 (1st Cir. 1983)

City of Cambridge v. Civil Serv. Comm'n, 43 Mass. App. Ct. 300, 682 N.E.2d 923 (1997)

Christensen v. Harris County,
529 U.S. 576 (2000)

Burns v. Johnson,
829 F.3d 1 (1st Cir. 2016)

Ross v University of Tulsa

Morris v Brandeis University

Moore v Regents of the University of California

MN v Rolla Public School Dist 31

Kirtz v Wells Fargo Bank NA

Kiani v Trustees of Boston University

Erickson v Tsutsumi

Doe v Western New England University

Doe v University of South

Doe v College of Wooster

Brown v Bank of America Corp

Bleiler v College of Holy Cross

Bash v Clark University

Conley v. Northwest Florida State College, Nov. 12 2015

Cohen v. Brown Univ., 879 F. Supp. 185, 190-91 (D.R.I. 1995), affd, 101 F.3d 155, 162 (1st Cir. 1996)

Lisa Simpson; Anne Gilmore, v. University of Colorado Boulder, et al.

Jackson v. Birmingham Bd. of Ed., 544 U.S. 167 (2005)

Videckis v. Pepperdine University (S.D. Cal. Dec. 14, 2015)

John Doe v. The Rector and Visitors of George Mason University, et al.

John Doe v. Jonathan Alger et al.

John Doe v. Brandeis University

John Doe v. University of Southern California

Grimm v. Gloucester County School Board

Neal v. Colorado State University-Pueblo et al.

Ehrhart v. Department of Education

Farmer v. Kansas State University (2016)

Weckhorst v. Kansas State University (2016)

Doe v. Brandeis University

John Doe v. Columbia University, et al.

Title IX Victory for Man Suing Over Sex Assault Finding

Oklahoma Wesleyan Joins Lawsuit Challenging Education Departments Title IX Guidance

UCLA Settles Title IX Lawsuit with Students Alleging Harassment

Mallory v. Ohio Univ., 121 Ohio Misc.2d 64, 2002-Ohio-7406

Kimberly Hivel v. Ivy Tech Community College, South Bend


ATIXA Position Statement on the Proposed Legislation Entitled: Promoting Real Opportunity, Success, and Prosperity Through Education Reform (PROSPER) Act (Higher Education Act Reauthorization)

Bipartisan Task Force to Discuss Healthy Relationships in K-12 and Preventing and Responding to Sexual Violence on College Campuses

Gov. Brown Vetoes SB-169 in California