Campus Due Process Litigation Tracker

Campus Due Process Litigation Tracker

The court denied Plaintiff’s motion for a preliminary injunction. Plaintiff, the captain of Vassar’s soccer team, was accused of sexual misconduct by a fellow student. Plaintiff and his accuser, Jane Doe, presented dramatically different accounts of the encounter underlying the complaint. Plaintiff alleged that they engaged in mutual sexual touching until he realized that she... Read more Read more


Campus Due Process Litigation Tracker

The court ruled in favor of Boston College and reversed the lower court’s ruling granting Plaintiff a preliminary injunction. Plaintiff, who was suspended for sexual misconduct, brought a breach of contract claim alleging that the college’s adjudication of his claim using a single-investigator model had violated the “contractual obligation of basic fairness” that exists under... Read more Read more


Campus Due Process Litigation Tracker

University’s motion to dismiss granted in part and denied in part. The court allowed many of Plaintiff’s due process, Title IX, and state-law claims to proceed against various administrators of the university. Plaintiff is a nontraditional student, a disabled veteran who enrolled at the university to earn his PhD in oceanography. According to Plaintiff’s complaint,... Read more Read more


Campus Due Process Litigation Tracker

University’s motion to dismiss granted. After his expulsion from Vanderbilt University for sexual misconduct, Plaintiff brought suit alleging Title IX violations, breach of contract, and assorted other state-law claims. Vanderbilt used an investigative model to adjudicate Plaintiff’s case, under which there was no hearing or opportunity for confrontation. The parties’ review of the evidence was... Read more Read more


Campus Due Process Litigation Tracker

The court granted in part and denied in part the university defendants’ motion to dismiss Plaintiff’s claims. The court granted the individual defendants’ motion to dismiss Plaintiff’s claims on grounds of qualified immunity. Plaintiff was expelled after a sexual encounter that he claims was consensual and his accuser, Jane Doe, claims was nonconsensual. There were... Read more Read more


Campus Due Process Litigation Tracker

Plaintiff’s motion to proceed under a pseudonym is granted, but his motion for a preliminary injunction is denied. Defendants’ motion to dismiss Plaintiff’s breach of contract and Title IX claims against the individual defendants is granted. The court looked at the Second Circuit’s list of factors to consider in deciding whether to allow a Plaintiff... Read more Read more


Campus Due Process Litigation Tracker

University’s motion for summary judgment granted. This is a ruling that relies heavily on the distinction between bias against the accused and gender bias. After learning from an RA that a female student, Jane Roe, had gone to the hospital for an exam by a Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner (SANE), DU’s Title IX coordinator Jean... Read more Read more


Campus Due Process Litigation Tracker

The court reversed the lower court’s dismissal of Plaintiff’s due process claim stemming from his suspension without notice or a hearing, but upheld the dismissal of the due process claim with regard to his expulsion hearing. The court also upheld the dismissal of Plaintiff’s Title IX sex discrimination claim. The case stems from a dysfunctional... Read more Read more


Campus Due Process Litigation Tracker

The court granted the university’s motions to dismiss four cases, which were consolidated for hearing because they had the same attorney, the same legal claims, and similar facts. After dismissing some of the claims as time-barred (with an extensive discussion of the appropriate statute of limitations in due process and Title IX cases), the court... Read more Read more


Campus Due Process Litigation Tracker

The court upheld the lower court’s dismissal of Plaintiff’s Title IX and breach of contract claims. A female Columbia College student, Jane Roe, accused Plaintiff of sexual misconduct following a sexual encounter that she said was nonconsensual. Following his suspension from the college, Plaintiff filed suit alleging Title IX sex discrimination as well as breach... Read more Read more



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