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Dec 2, 2021

UMBC pays to settle defamation claims from ex-baseball players accused of rape

The University of Maryland, Baltimore County, has paid $450,000 to settle with three former baseball players who said they were wrongfully accused of rape while enrolled at the school and defamed by the student newspaper, which published their names. As part of the settlement, UMBC agreed to take the unusual step of removing the men’s […]

Feb 1, 2019

Md. university leaders see few positives in new federal Title IX guidance

Some of Maryland’s top higher education leaders told a state Senate panel Thursday that they do not see a lot of positives in the federal Department of Education’s proposed regulations on handling sexual assault and misconduct allegations under Title IX. Last fall the Department of Education proposed Title IX regulations that could force universities to […]

Nov 25, 2018

Md. colleges seeking to balance federal, state laws on sexual assault

Universities in Maryland could be forced to adopt more courtroom-style proceedings to adjudicate sexual assault complaints on campus as last week’s proposed federal Title IX guidelines intersect with a recent Maryland law. The U.S. Department of Education last week proposed Title IX rules that would overhaul guidance issued under the Obama administration. The new rules […]

Nov 16, 2018

County might tap private firm for UMBC sex-assault lawsuit

The Baltimore County council will vote on hiring a private law firm to help defend against a lawsuit.

Apr 12, 2018

Bill requires new sexual assault policies from Md. colleges

Universities in Maryland must develop sexual assault disciplinary provisions that allow students access to an attorney, set parameters for sexual assault proceedings and restrict the use of mediation in resolving these disputes, under legislation passed by the Maryland General Assembly. The new requirements come as U.S. Secretary Education Betsy DeVos considers rewriting federal campus sexual [&he[...]

Nov 17, 2017

USM, AG’s office to host Title IX review for universities

The University System of Maryland and the Office of the Attorney General will host university leaders Monday to review the Department of Education’s guidance on campus sexual assault from September. Vice presidents for student affairs, Title IX coordinators and campus legal counsel from the the system’s 11 member institutions, along with non-member public institutions Morgan […]

Apr 4, 2017

Trial lawyers recommend changes to college sexual assault investigations

What happens on college campuses after a sexual assault has been reported has become increasingly scrutinized beyond the universities’ boundaries. The American College of Trial Lawyers is trying to bring some clarity by recommending new standards for campus sexual assault investigations, with a focus on ensuring fairness and due process for both the accuser and the […]

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