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U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit Signals Acceptance of Purdue Standard, in Line with Binnall Law Group’s Amicus Curiae Brief Filed on Behalf of SAVE

In The NewsTitle IX By Binnall Law Group - 2022/04/11 at 05:50pm

By Ben North  On April 6, 2022, the Fifth Circuit heard oral argument in Van Overdam v. Texas A&M University, case No. 21-20185, in which the student-plaintiff appealed the dismissal of one of his Title IX claims as well as the dismissal of his claims for violations of his right to due process. In October 2021, the Binnall Law Group submitted an amicus curiae brief, on behalf of Stop Abusive and Violent Environments (“SAVE”), in support of the student, arguing for a pro-student change in Title IX law. It appears from the oral argument that the judges were supportive of […]

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What A Title IX Defense Attorney Wants You to Know About Title IX No Contact Orders

Title IX By Binnall Law Group - 2021/12/31 at 07:00am

When a student accuses someone of a Title IX violation, the school can impose a “no contact” order (NCO) on the person accused of the violation. Some colleges refer to these as No Contact Directives or another term. NCOs may be accompanied by other restrictions that can have a broad reach and make life confusing and difficult for the person facing allegations. It is important for accused students to understand their rights and know how to act when an order is imposed. If they say or do the wrong thing, it could seriously harm their case and leave them open […]

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Title IX Defense: Choosing Witnesses and Evidence

Title IX By Binnall Law Group - 2021/12/17 at 07:00am

Being accused of a Title IX offense can be a devastating experience. Procedures on campus may quickly make you appear guilty to everyone even before the investigation starts. Because the system is set up to protect potential victims, the rights of the accused are often disregarded. Working with a student defense attorney throughout the process can help preserve your rights and prevent mistakes or miscarriages of justice that could have a disastrous effect on your future. While your attorney will help make final choices, here are some factors to keep in mind when choosing witnesses and evidence to build your […]

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What to Do if You Receive a Title IX Complaint – Tips from a Title IX Defense Lawyer

Title IX By Binnall Law Group - 2021/11/26 at 10:21am

Whether it comes expected or entirely by surprise, receiving a Title IX complaint can be a terrifying experience. Your entire future is at stake. What you say and do next could impact your reputation, education, and career far into the future. While you may not know what to do, however, there’s a good chance that a knowledgeable Title IX defense lawyer can help. A legal advocate who understands what you are facing can guide you through the process while protecting your rights and helping avoid costly mistakes that work against you.  Watch What You Say After someone files a Title […]

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