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New Jersey Sex Assault Victim Wants College Held Liable

A lawyer for a college student who was sexually assaulted at a fraternity “Date Night” party and then driven across campus and assaulted again asked a U.S. appeals court Tuesday to hold the public college liable. Lawyer Patrick J. Whalen …

Federal Suit Alleges Texas Coach Helped Student Accused of Sexual Assault

A federal lawsuit alleges a Prairie View A&M University coach helped a male student accused of sexual assault flee Texas to avoid arrest. An unidentified female athlete filed the lawsuit in Houston. It accuses the university of creating a hostile …

Suit Against New Jersey School Over Sex Charges Can Proceed

A lawsuit against William Paterson University over its handling of sex assault charges against five male students will be allowed to proceed. The five were charged in 2014 but a Passaic County grand jury declined to indict them. Two of …

Massachusetts Student Says Northeastern Mishandled Sex Assault Complaint

A Northeastern University student who says she was raped on campus after a 2013 Halloween party alleges in a lawsuit that the school mishandled her case. Morgan Helfman alleges negligence, breach of contract, intentional infliction of emotional distress and other …

Former Student at BYU-Hawaii Sues Over Honor Code and Assault

A former Brigham Young University-Hawaii student has filed a lawsuit alleging the school’s honor code prevented her from seeking help after she was sexually assaulted. The Salt Lake Tribune reported that the lawsuit, filed Sept. 30 in Honolulu, claims the …

Judge Dismisses Lawsuit by Athletes against University of Oregon

A federal judge has dismissed lawsuits filed by three former University of Oregon basketball players who were suspended after being accused of an off-campus sexual assault. The Register Guard reported that U.S. District Judge Michael McShane sided with UO and …

Louisiana Judge Awards $50K in Sorrento Police Chief Sex Assault Case

A federal judge has awarded $50,000 in damages to a woman who accused a former Louisiana police chief of sexually assaulting her in his office while she was drunk and he was on duty. U.S. District Judge Shelly Dick ruled …

Judge Rules Against Ex-Louisiana Police Chief in Sex Assault Case; Town’s Liability Uncertain

A small community in Louisiana disbanded its troubled police force more than a year ago, but the town hasn’t shaken a scandal that fueled the department’s collapse and ousted its elected police chief. A federal judge ruled on June 5 …

Florida State University to Use Boosters to Settle Player’s Rape Case

Florida State University has agreed to pay $950,000 to settle a federal Title IX lawsuit brought by a former student who accused quarterback Jameis Winston of sexually assaulting her in 2012. The school is on the hook for around another …