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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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White Collar Criminal Defense By Binnall Law Group - 2023/01/12 at 01:59pm

When separate and often unrelated parties to any sort of court action—especially if it involves criminal allegations—act in concert as they build their defense, they must be careful not to either run afoul of collusion or obstruction of justice rules or waive attorney-client privilege. But there is a perfectly legitimate—and lawful—way for co-defendants in a civil or criminal action to work together without finding themselves in even more trouble than they might be at the moment.  Typically called a common interest agreement or a joint defense agreement, it allows attorneys for co-parties to formally share information and strategy without breaking […]

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