Judge approves disabled veteran’s lawsuit against university for anti-male bias

Nov 14, 2019 by

Student says it tried to blackmail him, punished him despite lack of evidence in Title IX investigation.

Punished him despite lack of evidence in Title IX investigation

Representing oneself in court is very difficult, let alone in a Title IX case where a wide array of facts, procedures and legal precedent must be carefully laid out.

It’s all the more noteworthy that a disabled veteran suing his former university for  anti-male bias has successfully represented himself, to the point where his lawsuit will move into discovery.

A federal judge refused to dismiss several claims against the University of Massachusetts-Dartmouth by John Harnois, who was a Ph.D. candidate in oceanography at the public university.

U.S. District Judge Richard Stearns approved four variations of Title IX claims against various university officials to move forward Oct. 28: selective enforcement, erroneous outcome, creation of a hostile environment  and Title IX retaliation. Other approved claims were for due process and state civil rights violations.

While these claims have survived the motion-to-dismiss phase, many of the defendants may be able to strike or modify them at the summary judgment stage. That’s because of “qualified immunity” granted to state employees.

MORE: Judge approves ‘wanton and reckless misconduct’ claim against university

Source: Judge approves disabled veteran’s lawsuit against university for anti-male bias | The College Fix

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