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  • House Representatives Reveal Bill Attempting to Reinstate Previously Rescinded Title IX Guidance

    Just several weeks after the U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights ( “OCR”) announced that it was rescinding two Obama-era directives, the 2011 Dear Colleague Letter on Sexual Violence and the 2014 Questions and Answers on Title IX and Sexual Violence, Congresswoman Jackie Speier (CA-14) and the leadership of the Democratic Women’s Working […]

    Equifax Hacked Again: Company’s Website Allegedly Linked Customers to Malware

    Just over a month after announcing it fell victim to one of the largest consumer data breaches ever, reports indicate that Equifax may have been hacked again. This time the potential hack does not involve compromised personal data but rather the company’s website redirecting visitors to other sites in an attempt to get them to […]

    Second Circuit Rules in Favor of Fraternity Brothers in “Jackie” Rape Dispute

    In late September, the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit found that the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York erred in dismissing a lawsuit brought by former members of the fraternity at the center of the Rolling Stone article, “A Rape on Campus.” In November 2014, Rolling Stone […]

    Congress Grills Former Equifax CEO about Data Breach

    Former Equifax CEO Richard Smith testified in front of the House Digital Commerce and Consumer Protection subcommittee on Tuesday to provide details about the massive data breach that put at risk the personal information of millions of consumers. Smith offered a few new details about the breach in a prepared statement before fielding questions from […]

    NFL Player Sues Former Team For Wrongful Termination

    Former NFL linebacker Erin Henderson is suing the New York Jets for wrongful termination after the two sides failed to reach a settlement agreement. Henderson was released from the Jets in February after the team declined to pick up the option on his contract for the 2017 season.  The suit claims that Henderson was let […]

    Equifax Data Breach Update: Company Announces Major Shakeup amid Public Backlash

    Equifax has announced that chairman and CEO Richard Smith will retire from the company effective immediately. Paulino do Rego Barros, Jr., President of Equifax’s Asia Pacific division, will act as interim CEO while the company searches for a permanent replacement.  In addition, Mark Fedler, a member of the Equifax board of directors, will take Smith’s […]

    Title IX Update: U.S. Department of Education Withdraws 2011 and 2014 Title IX Guidance and Issues New Interim Guidance

    On Friday, September 22, 2017, the U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights (“OCR”) announced that it is rescinding the following documents: Dear Colleague Letter on Sexual Violence, issued by the Office for Civil Rights at the U.S. Department of Education, dated April 4, 2011 (“2011 Dear Colleague Letter”); and Questions and Answers on […]

    Governor Cuomo Announces Results of Article 129-B State Audit of New York Higher Education Institutions

    On Tuesday, September 19, 2017, Governor Cuomo announced the results of the comprehensive review of all higher education institutions across the state to evaluate compliance with Article 129-B of the New York Education Law (also referred to as the “Enough is Enough” law). The Preliminary Report: Statewide Review of Compliance with Education Law Article 129-B, […]

    New York Appeals Court Bars Woman From Suing West Point After Alleged Rape

    Recently, the Second Circuit denied a woman the right to sue West Point after she brought claims of sexual misconduct on campus. In 2010, a woman identified as Jane Doe, was allegedly raped by a fellow cadet on the West Point campus. Doe was one of 200 women among 1,300 cadets in her class. She […]


    Equifax, one of the nation’s largest consumer credit reporting agencies, recently disclosed that it fell victim to a massive data breach. The company revealed on September 7 that hackers obtained the personal information of up to 143 million consumers during a cyber-attack that occurred from May through July.  The information revealed includes consumer’s names, addresses, […]