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Campus SaVE Act Keeping You Up at Night?

If you work in HR or Student Services for a college or university, you’re likely well aware of the Campus SaVE Act and the fact that it has added a long list of items to your to do list. When the law was first passed a year...more

New Campus SaVE Act Requirements Effective Today

Effective today, colleges and universities face new obligations regarding reports of crime statistics, student disciplinary procedures, and policies and procedures to address and prevent sexual violence on campus. The...more

The Time Is Now: Are You Ready To Implement The Campus SaVE Act On Your Campus?

With the March 7 effective date of the Campus Sexual Violence Elimination Act looming and the first Annual Security Reports impacted by the Act due later this year, the time for institutions of higher education to focus on...more

US Department of Education Levies More Fines for Clery Act Violations

President Obama recently called attention to the issue of sexual violence on college campuses, stating that “more needs to be done to ensure safe, secure environments for students” and that “we must strengthen and address...more

President Obama Launches Task Force on Campus Sexual Assaults

On January 22, 2014, President Obama announced the creation of a Task Force to Protect Students From Sexual Assault. The Task Force was announced in conjunction with the release of a report on rape and sexual assault from the...more

How to Defend Yourself Against Child Molestation Charges

Sexual abuse of minors is a terrible thing, but so, too, are false accusations of child molestation. The latter has happened in several highly publicized cases ? such as in Wenatchee, Washington in the 1990s, to two couples...more

Can All Evidence Be Presented?

The legal collection of evidence in a criminal defense matter is crucial. So is its presentation. In a recent Supreme Court case, the Court discussed a Nevada matter and the appropriateness of exclusion of evidence for the...more

What To Do If You Are Assaulted On Someone Else’s Property

If you are walking back to your car after shopping at the mall and are mugged in the parking lot, you may be surprised to realize that you can sue the owner of the mall. You may also be able to sue your attacker....more

By The Book - August 2013: Clery Act Update and the Campus SaVE Act

The Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act (commonly referred to as the “Clery Act”), 20 U.S.C. § 1092(f), was named after a 19-year old freshman at Lehigh University who was raped...more

Ontario Court Gives Green Light to International Human Rights Tort Claims in Choc v. Hudbay Minerals Inc.

In a precedent-setting decision that could have important implications for Canadian companies with foreign operations, the Ontario Superior Court of Justice has allowed a lawsuit against Hudbay Minerals Inc. to proceed to...more

Who Has To Register On The Florida Sex Registry?

Florida has strict rules regarding registration of convicted sex offenders and predators. ...more

Florida Supreme Court Rules International Sex Case Will be Tried in the United States

The Florida Supreme Court ruled on June 21, 2013, that an international sexual assault case will be tried in the United States, rather than Mexico. Overturning a Third District Court of Appeal decision, the state's highest...more

Penalties For Ohio Sex Offenders

Sentencing for sex offenders can vary widely – those incarcerated for Felony I rape in 2004, for example, were sentenced to an average of 11.4 years, while the most serious convictions can lead to life sentences....more

Former NYPD Officer Acquitted On Most Serious Charges: Rape And Burglary

In an emotional trial that captivated the city of New York for years, a jury acquitted two NYC police officers on most charges, including rape and burglary....more

Florida’s Sex Offender Registry

In October, a Miami-Dade woman was abducted and gang-raped by five men. In July, Ronald Brown, a Largo area puppeteer who performed at birthday parties, schools and church functions for more than 20 years, was arrested for...more

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