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    Rolling Stone Retracts UVA Article Detailing Alleged Gang Rape

    We previously reported that on November 19, 2014, Rolling Stone published an article titled “A Rape on Campus” by Sabrina Rubin Erdely. The article offers a brutal account of an alleged sexual assault of a freshman student, who is referred to as “Jackie” in the article, by seven men inside a fraternity house at the […]

    Changing Times – A Guide to the Proposed Amendments to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure

    Over the past two years, litigants have faced significant changes to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure that are critical to navigating the federal litigation landscape, including rules covering discovery, case management, and preservation of electronically stored information (“ESI”).  These changes, which the Judicial Committee on Civil Rules (“Advisory Committee”) first explored at a May […]

    The Pregnancy Discrimination Act – Granting Equal Rights to Being Treated Poorly?

    In 1978 Congress enacted the Pregnancy Discrimination Act (“PDA”) to amend Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 to prohibit sex discrimination on the basis of pregnancy.  Why then in 2014, over forty-five years later, is the Supreme Court deciding a case about a pregnant women being discriminated against in the workplace for […]

    University of Virginia Suspends All Fraternities Amid Report of Sexual Assault Allegations

    Just days after Rolling Stone published an article detailing the alleged sexual assault of a freshman student by seven men inside a fraternity house, the President of the University of Virginia, Teresa A. Sullivan, in a somewhat unconventional move, has decided to suspend all fraternities and related activities. The article, written by Sabrina Rubin Erdely, […]