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Dartmouth Student’s Lawsuit Alleges He Was Unjustly Expelled

A former Dartmouth College student has sued the school, saying he was unjustly expelled over a sexual assault allegation. New Hampshire Public Radio reports the complaint filed Monday in federal court alleges a consensual encounter between the student, identified anonymously …

Prep School Grad in Sex Assault Case Asks for New Trial

An elite prep school graduate convicted of using a computer to lure an underage student for sex is asking the New Hampshire Supreme Court for a new trial by arguing he had ineffective counsel. Owen Labrie, of Tunbridge, Vermont, was …

Parents Sue Idaho Charter School over Reported Assault Handling

Parents of a former Boise charter school student are suing the school, claiming administrators created a hostile environment by failing to adequately respond after their daughter reported she had been sexually assaulted by another student. The Idaho Press reports the …

Two More Women Sue New Jersey University Over Alleged Rapes

Two more women have filed federal lawsuits alleging that a New Jersey university is partly to blame for sexual assaults after they say school officials turned a blind eye to an unsanctioned fraternity known for underage drinking and sexual misconduct. …

Pennsylvania Fire Company Closes Following Sexual Abuse Lawsuit

Authorities say a Pennsylvania volunteer fire company that was sued over sexual abuse by a firefighter and its alleged cover-up by fire officials has closed its fire station. Lancaster Emergency Management Agency director Randy Gockley tells LNP the West Willow …

Student Sues New York’s Columbia University, Alleging Indifference to 2 Rapes

A woman who enrolled in Columbia University partly because she wanted to be part of the emotional debate there over on-campus sexual assaults sued the school Tuesday, saying she was raped twice in her dorm room during her freshman year. …

Judge Adds $5M to McQueary’s $7M Verdict Against Penn State

A former Penn State assistant football coach’s treatment by the school after Jerry Sandusky was arrested entitles him to more than $12 million, a judge said Wednesday in a ruling that substantially increased last month’s jury award. Judge Thomas Gavin …

Jury Awards $3M in Damages Over Rolling Stone Rape Story

A federal court jury on Monday awarded $3 million in damages to a University of Virginia administrator that last week found was defamed by Rolling Stone magazine’s now-retracted story of a gang rape. The 10-person U.S. District Court jury in …

Man Claiming to be Victim Testifies in Penn State Sandusky Case

A man who claims he was the young sexual-assault victim seen with former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky in a campus shower 15 years ago, a central episode in the molestation scandal that rocked the university, testified in …

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 …