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New Title IX regulations

6.1.2020

Controversial changes are going into effect for Title IX, a Federal law prohibiting sexual misconduct in higher education. The changes strengthen the rights of the accused, and make it harder on victims.

Controversial changes are going into effect for Title IX, a Federal law prohibiting sexual misconduct in higher education. The changes strengthen the rights of the accused, and make it harder on victims. The changes include

  • less protection for off-campus harassment,
  • more than one administrator investigating and deciding the case,
  • expanded access to evidentiary documents,
  • a narrower definition of sexual harassment,
  • a higher burden of proof,
  • a presumption of innocence,
  • the right to a live hearing, and most importantly
  • the right to cross-examine the accuser, with a lawyer or advisor.

Our firm has substantial civil rights and criminal defense experience. Victims may sue colleges for non-compliance. Whether you are a sexual assault survivor or a falsely accused student, contact us for a free consultation.

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Like his grandfather who practiced law before him, Ryan Very is a zealous Pittsburgh trial attorney who works tirelessly to assert his clients’ rights and promote justice.

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