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Howard University Students Can Move Forward With Title IX Claims

July 11, 2019, 7:52 PM

Four current and former Howard University students’ claims that the school insufficiently responded to their complaints of sexual assault survived dismissal in D.C. district court July 11.

The women pleaded sufficient facts to support their claims under Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia said.

Six women who attended Howard and reported sexual assaults to the school’s administration between 2014 and 2016 sued the school, arguing its response to their reports showed a “deliberate indifference” to sex discrimination under Title IX.

Sustaining a “deliberate indifference” claim requires, among other things,...

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