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An Analysis of Title IX Regulations by a Title IX Attorney

Litigation By Binnall Law Group - 2023/06/01 at 10:12am

On August 14, 2020, the Department of Education’s revised Title IX regulation, “Nondiscrimination on the Basis of Sex in Education Programs or Activities Receiving Federal Financial Assistance,” took effect consisting of 27 due process provisions. All 27 major provisions of the 2020 regulation were affirmed by and/or consistent with at least one judicial decision. SAVE reviewed and analyzed 175 of those judicial decisions with outcomes favorable to accused students, suggesting that courts have become increasingly skeptical of university disciplinary procedures.   Although courts seem to be taking off the rose-colored glasses, there are essential provisions covered in the 2020 regulations that […]

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Title IX Attorney Discusses OCR Complaint that Alleges Stanford Discriminates Against Males On the Basis of Sex 

Litigation By Binnall Law Group - 2023/05/11 at 10:34am

It should surprise no one that across America there are far more university programs for women than there are for men. What may surprise people, however, is that there are more women on campus than men and that each year more and more women go to college than men. This may cause some to wonder – is this continued unequal support for women rather than men equitable?   Addressing this issue, in 2019, Kursat Pekgoz and James Moore filed a complaint against Stanford University with the Department of Education’s Office of Civil Rights (OCR). The complaint alleges Stanford violated Title IX […]

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When can you refuse to answer a deposition question?

Litigation By Binnall Law Group - 2023/01/12 at 02:18pm

First, it is important to understand what a deposition is. A deposition, or an oral examination under oath, may be taken during discovery in a lawsuit or other court proceeding. The rules for depositions vary by state and in federal court, but generally, the deponent must answer every question presented, regardless of objection, unless the answer is protected by a privilege or a court order.    A deposition will usually be taken before a court reporter authorized to administer oaths. It is normally taken at the office of one of the attorneys in the case, and it is under the penalty […]

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