Jury awards six figures to accused student for Title IX kangaroo court

Sep 26, 2019 by

Campus official testified the adjudication was not ‘a search for truth.

Campus official testified the adjudication was not ‘a search for truth’

After a trial judge seemed to favor Boston College in a due-process lawsuit brought by a student accused of sexual assault, the student came out victorious Monday in his jury trial.

The jury awarded “John Doe” more than $100,000, according to the verdict form: just under $25,000 for lost tuition the semester of the disputed incident, and about $77,600 for lost income from a “set back” of one year from his planned start to law school.

An adjudication panel at the private college had struggled to reach a verdict in the proceeding against Doe, leading a senior administrator to discourage the panel from reaching “no finding.”

Another senior administrator suggested the panel should put a different potential suspect “at ease” when he came in to testify against Doe, who claimed this “prime alternative culprit” should have been investigated as well.

The 1st U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals reinstated the lawsuit, citing the behavior of the senior administrators, after U.S. District Judge Denise Casper threw it out.

Source: Jury awards six figures to accused student for Title IX kangaroo court | The College Fix

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