Title IX Litigation


On Tuesday, February 9, 2016, our firm filed a major Title IX lawsuit against the University of Tennessee in the Middle District of Tennessee.

For more on that Title IX lawsuit, click here

Our firm has filed a Title IX Lawsuit against the University of Tennessee

(The University of Tennessee at Knoxville)

Information on Title IX

As the United States Department of Justice has explained: “Title IX protects people from discrimination based on sex in education programs or activities that receive Federal financial assistance. Title IX states that:

No person in the United States shall, on the basis of sex, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any education program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance.”

Title IX is typically associated with schools and universities, but applies to any educational program or activity that receives federal funds.

“Some key issue areas in which recipients have Title IX obligations are: recruitment, admissions, and counseling; financial assistance; athletics; sex-based harassment; treatment of pregnant and parenting students; discipline; single-sex education; and employment. Also, a recipient may not retaliate against any person for opposing an unlawful educational practice or policy, or made charges, testified or participated in any complaint action under Title IX. For a recipient to retaliate in any way is considered a violation of Title IX.”

A Title IX Lawsuit is not the only option

In addition to having the expertise to handle Title IX litigation, our firm can handle sensitive matters such as sexual assault and other sex discrimination at schools, colleges, and universities. We have represented clients in campus Title IX investigations to ensure that their best interests are protected throughout the proceedings. Representation does not always result in a Title IX lawsuit, and we always work to achieve the most desirable outcome from our clients’ perspective.

If you are thinking about bringing a Title IX lawsuit, or would like to hear more about how we can represent you in a Title IX investigation, please click here.