In just the past two months, Attorney David Nacht has won victories representing students facing potential suspension or expulsion in three different Title IX hearings at three different colleges, two in Michigan and one in Massachusetts.
On May 16, 2018, Michigan State University announced that after several rounds of mediation, they had reached a "$500 million global settlement" on behalf of survivors of disgraced former MSU doctor Larry Nassar. The terms stated that $425 million would be paid to the 332 current claimants, and $75 million would be set aside for future claimants. Here is a copy of the May 16, 2018, Press Release.
This article, "Yale Lawsuit Spotlights Title IX, Sexual Assault 'Hysteria' by Peter Berkowitz", published on Real Clear Politics, reflects rationality. University procedures are ridiculous.
Sexual crimes are among some of the worst offenses in the criminal justice system. They can be violent and horrific, and the victim often has to live with the emotional and physical scars of the attack for the remainder of their life. While these types of tragedies certainly need to receive justice in a criminal court, the reality is that victims often cannot receive proper compensation unless they file suit in a civil court as well.
Baylor remains at the center of a firestorm over accusations of rape and sexual assault on its campus. The latest lawsuit "accuses the nation's largest Baptist school of creating a 'hunting ground for sexual predators.'" Under Title IX, universities and colleges have an affirmative duty to address sex discrimination and inequality on their campuses. If you have been victimized by rape or sexual assault at school, NachtLaw can help.
First, remember the old adage, "what you say can and will be used against you." Your child should not cooperate or try to talk his way out of it. He should assume that anything he tells anybody who works for the university could end up in the hands of a police officer and a prosecutor.
In recent years, colleges and universities across the country have become hyper-vigilant about sexual assault on campus. These institutions don't want the lawsuits and damaging public-relations fallout of a sexual encounter gone wrong.
The news is filled with stories about University of Virginia, the Rolling Stone article and rape on campus.