Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972

A recent decision, Campisi v. The City University of New York & Dean George Ranalli, No. 15 CIV. 4859 (KPF), 2016 WL 4203549 (S.D.N.Y. Aug. 9, 2016), addresses the interplay between Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 (20 U.S.C. §§ 1681-1688). Plaintiff, a…

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In Doe v. Columbia Univ., No. 15-1536, 2016 WL 4056034 (2d Cir. July 29, 2016), the court held that the plaintiff adequately pled facts that plausibly support a minimal inference of sex bias. Plaintiff, a male Columbia University student, alleges that Columbia violated Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, 20 U.S.C. § 1681 et…

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In Shalom v. Hunter Coll. of City Univ. of New York, No. 14-3426-CV, 2016 WL 1358607 (2d Cir. Apr. 6, 2016), the Second Circuit affirmed the district court’s dismissal of plaintiff’s claims under Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 (20 U.S.C. § 1681) for (1) quid pro quo sexual harassment, (2) hostile educational environment,…

Read More Second Circuit Affirms Dismissal of Title IX Quid Pro Quo Sexual Harassment, Hostile Educational Environment, and Retaliation Claims
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In a March 11, 2016 Opinion and Order, Southern District of New York judge Gregory Woods dismissed the lawsuit filed by Paul Nungesser against Columbia University and others alleging violations of, inter alia, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972. This case arises from rape allegations made against him by fellow student Emma Sulkowicz. Specifically, plaintiff…

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Here is the recently-filed sexual harassment complaint, captioned Campisi v. City University of New York and Dean George Ranalli, SDNY 15-cv-04859, in which plaintiff alleges that she was subjected to sexual harassment. She seeks relief under Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972, 20 U.S.C. 1681, and the New York City Human Rights Law.

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Here is the complaint recently filed by a student, identified only as “V.V.”, against the New York City Department of Education. Plaintiff asserts, in sum, that she and other students were sexually harassed by cross-dressing teacher Sean Shaynak and that the DOE failed to institute corrective measures to stop it. Plaintiff seeks to recover under Title…

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The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit recently affirmed (by summary order) a dismissal of a claim, arising from a female student’s alleged harassment and bullying, under Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972. The decision is KF ex rel. CF v. Monroe Woodbury Central School Dist., 13-516-cv, decided August 27, 2013. Plaintiffs…

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Summa v. Hofstra (11-1743, Feb. 21, 2013):  The Second Circuit found that plaintiff student/football team manager Lauren E. Summa presented sufficient evidence to support her retaliation (but not her harassment) claims against the defendants.  Plaintiff claimed that she was harassed by several football players and then subjected to retaliation for complaining about it.  Among other things,…

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