“Occidental violated John Doe’s rights and/or Title IX (protections) in part because Occidental knew or should have know their actions would have an adverse impact on male students alleged to have engaged in sexual misconduct with a female student and were deliberately indifferent to this impact,”.. The complaint states that colleges and universities have been under pressure from the federal Department of Education’s Office of Civil Rights to address sexual violence on campus or face the withholding of federal education money.
College kids who are Title IX falsely accused (mostly males) and are fighting back by suing their college for denying due process, breach of contract, discrimination etc. Some wins, some losses.
A Northwestern University student has filed a Title IX lawsuit against the administration for responding with “deliberate indifference” to the student’s accusation…The student is male, and some wonder whether his gender was a factor in Northwestern’s treatment of him.
reason By Robby Soave
A University of Cincinnati football player accused of sexual assault is suing the university and two administrators, saying the disciplinary process that led to his suspension is unconstitutional and unfair.
cincinnati.com By Kevin Grasha
The University of Michigan will throw out its finding that a student engaged in nonconsensual sex with a female friend in his dorm room as part of a lawsuit settlement.
www.freep.com By David Jesse
The judge ruled the plaintiff had established “a plausible claim that [he] was innocent of the charges levied against him and that CWRU wrongly found that [he] committed the offense.” However, he had not—as is required to establish a Title IX sex discrimination claim—“made factual allegations that create a plausible claim that the motivating factor behind the erroneous finding was CWRU’s sexual bias.”
thefire.org By Samantha Harris
Colleges and universities have adjudicated countless allegations of sexual assault among their students despite their lack of both the tools available to law enforcement to ensure a thorough investigation and the ability to conduct a trial in a fair and orderly manner. Unfair proceedings that lead to unreliable outcomes benefit no one… Over the past five years, however, a particularly dire situation has emerged for the increasing number of students who find themselves accused of sexual misconduct on campus… Many recent court decisions and ongoing legislative efforts are pushing the pendulum back in the other direction toward fairer processes on campus, but there is still a long way to go.
heritage.org By Samantha Harris
University of California Regents have appealed a Superior Court judge’s ruling that found UC San Diego was unfair to a student who had been suspended after being accused of sexual misconduct.
sandiegouniontribune By Gary Warth
In the last half-year, federal district courts around the country have issued decisions in cases against universities filed by students disciplined for sexual assault…The details of these cases are presented below
title-ix.blogspot.com By Erin Buzuvis
Amherst plays down damning text messages by rape accuser, responding to ‘blacked out’ student’s suit
Amherst’s defense is largely that its investigative and adjudicative processes worked, and that Doe’s attempt to introduce new evidence – damning text messages by Jones – fell outside of his seven-day appeal period.
thecollegefix.com By Matt Lamb