A Boston College graduate accused of sexual assault has filed a lawsuit alleging that the university violated federal anti-discrimination laws and its own policies governing sexual-assault allegations. The student’s family is seeking $3 million in damages and asking for their son’s record to be expunged. The family is also seeking a permanent injunction against the school, ordering it to comply with Title IX, the federal law that mandates gender equity on campus.
www.bostonglobe.com By Laura Krantz
Title IX Lawsuits
Falsely accused are fighting back with Title IX and other lawsuits. Some wins, some losses.
“we have no choice… if the court does not dismiss this complaint, FSU will look forward to setting the record straight…” Florida State president John Thrasher
“Our client’s integrity is intact, his transcript is clean and he will now be able to move on with his life without Jane Doe’s false allegations holding him back,” said Kimberly Lau
www.coloradodaily.com By Sarah Kuta
The latest lawsuit states that the expelled student is “one of many new victims of a capricious and unjust new Sexual Misconduct investigation and adjudicatory processes sweeping the nation. Colleges and universities are pressured by federal funding to overestimate and over prosecute instances of alleged sexual misconduct.”
www.cleveland.com By Karen Farkas
“The federal court held that he was entitled to sue the private university under the state’s Unfair Trade Practices and Consumer Protection Law, and that he could also sue the university, university employees, and the female complainant for defamation (slander), with the court holding that their accusatory statements about him were not legally privileged.
“Interestingly, the court said that he could also sue the female complainant for intentionally interfering with his contractual relations with the school; an important ruling….”