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CaseDateJudgeCourtDisposition
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Z.J. v. Vanderbilt University20-Dec-18Waverly Crenshaw
U.S. District Court, Tennessee, Middle Dist.
MTD
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John Doe v. Harvard University18-Dec-18Indira TalwaniU.S. District Court, MassachusettsTRO (on grounds that university agreed to delay opening investigation until 1-21-19)
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John Doe v. Arizona Board of Regents30-Nov-18--Maricopa County (AZ) Court of Appealsaffirms expulsion
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Daniel Caldwell v. Parker University27-Nov-18Daniel HoranU.S. District Court, Texas, Northern Dist.MTD
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Christian Ayala v. Butler University, et al.19-Oct-18Tanya Walton Pratt
U.S. District Court, Indiana, Southern Dist.
summary judgment (TIX)
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In the Matter of Benjamin Haug v. State University of New York
18-Oct-18per curiamCourt of Appeals (NY)reversed appellate court, reinstated disciplinary judgment against accused student
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Saifullah Khan v. Yale University10-Oct-18James AbramsNew Haven Superior Courttemporary injunction
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Jason Tolliver v. Prairie View A&M University, et al.1-Oct-18Lee RosenthalU.S. District Court, Texas, Southern Dist.MTD (statute of limitations)
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Matter of Bursch v Purchase Coll. of the State Univ. of N.Y.20-Sep-18William Mastro
New York, Appellate Division, Second Dept.
Art. 78 (3-2 vote)
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Jane Roe v. University of Cincinnati21-Aug-18Timothy BlackU.S. District Court, Ohio, Southern Dist.preliminary injunction (complaint was then withdrawn)
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John Doe v. St. Mary's College27-July-18Charles TreatContra Costa (CA) Superior Courtwrit of mandate (court set aside two lesser charges)
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John Doe v. Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois25-July-18Colin BruceU.S. District Court, Illinois, Central Dist.summary judgment (Charleston precedent, acc'd student hadn't read handbook before enrolling) (preliminary injunction denied on grounds student not enrolled at time of lawsuit) (MTD previously denied, 15 Nov. 2017, due to lack of x-examination; reasoning unaffected by summ. judgment decision)
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In the Matter of John Doe v. Cornell University12-July-18John EganAppellate Division, Third Department (NY)Article 78 (affirming supreme court decision, 15 Dec. 2017)
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Tafari Haynes v. Clarion University27-Jun-18Billy Roy Wilson
U.S. District Court, Pennsylvania, Western Dist.
summary judgment (appealed to CA3)
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John Doe v. Regents of the University of California (UCSB)6-Jun-18A. Wallace TashimaU.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth CircuitMTD (failure to exchaust state remedies)
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John Doe v. St. Joseph's University, et al.16-May-18Paul Diamond
U.S. District Court, Pennsylvania, Eastern Dist.
TRO (no discussion of merits, no irreperable harm by not being able to go on school trip)
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John Doe v. University of Texas at Austin et al15-May-18Robert PittmanU.S. District Court, Texas, Western Dist.preliminary injunction/MTD
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B.B. v. The New School1-May-18Analisa Torres
U.S. District Court, New York, Southern Dist.
MTD (TIX claim, remainder of case remanded to NYS court)
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Benjamin North v. Catholic University30-Apr-18Trevor McFaddenU.S. District Court, District of ColumbiaMTD (minor claims; TIX & breach of contract claims remain)
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Doe v. United States Merchant Marine Academy20-Apr-18Joseph Bianco
U.S. District Court, New York, Southern Dist.
preliminary injunction (accused student then withdrew lawsuit)
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John Doe v. Timothy White17-Apr-18Mary StroebelLos Angeles (CA) Superior Courtmotion for stay of discipline
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John Doe v. Wallace Loh, et al.29-Mar-18Paula XinisU.S. District Court, MarylandMTD (appealed to CA4)
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Matthew Boermeester v. Ainsley Carry, et al.21-Mar-18Amy HogueLos Angeles (CA) Superior Courtwrit of mandate (appealed to California Appellate Division)
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John Doe v. Dayton University, et al.20-Mar-18Thomas RoseU.S. District Court, Ohio, Southern Dist.MTD (appealed to CA6)
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John Doe v. University of Denver, et al.13-Mar-18Philip BrimmerU.S. District Court, Coloradosummary judgment
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James Haidak v. University of Massachusetts*9-Mar-18Michael PonsorU.S. District Court, Massachusettssummary judgment (appealed to CA1) (MTD previously denied)
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David Romero v. Florida Gulf Coast University28-Feb-18Keith Kyle
Florida Circuit Court, Twentieth Judicial Circuit
writ of certiorari denied
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John Doe v. University of South Carolina, et al.12-Feb-18Paige GossettU.S. District Court, South Carolinapreliminary injunction (magistrate judge's report, adopted by judge)
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John Doe v. Florida State University30-Jan-18James SchelferLeon County (FL) Circuit Courtwrit of certiorari denied
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John Doe v. Occidental College19-Jan-18Amy HogueLos Angeles (CA) Superior Courtwrit of mandate (under appeal, Calif. 2nd District)
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John Doe v. Carnegie Mellon University6-Dec-17Mark Hornak
U.S. District Court, Pennsylvania, Western Dist.
TRO (denied without prejudice, case was eventually settled)
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John Doe v. Nicholas Dirks, et al.1-Dec-17Tom RogersAlameda County (CA) Superior Courtwrit of mandate
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Ryan Ruff et al v. Board of Regents of the University of New Mexico et al
30-Nov-17M. Christina ArmijoU.S. District Court, New MexicoMTD, TIX claim (other portions of complaint subsequently dismissed)
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John Doe v. Purdue University16-Nov-17Paul Cherry
U.S. District Court, Indiana, Northern Dist.
MTD (currently under appeal, CA7)
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John Doe v. Colgate University31-Oct-17Lawrence Kahn
U.S. District Court, New York, Northern Dist.
summary judgment, exclusion of Aya Gruber report (currently under appeal, CA2)
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Michigan State Univ. Student #A48212299 v. Michigan State Univ.
30-Oct-17Christopher MurrayMichigan Court of Claimssummary disposition
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John Doe v. St. John's University (Minnesota)26-Oct-17Paul MagnusonU.S. District Court, MinnesotaMTD (case ultimately settled)
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John Doe v. Columbia College-Chicago25-Oct-17Amy St. Eve
U.S. District Court, Illinois, Northerm Dist.
MTD (amended complaint also dismissed)
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John Doe v. Coastal Carolina University10-Oct-17
https://www.postandcourier.com/news/students-accused-of-sex-assault-are-challenging-disciplinary-process-at/article_f199610e-c998-11e7-92b2-137e981bf6ed.html
Horry County Court
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Spencer Streno v. Shenandoah University30-Sep-17Elizabeth Dillon
U.S. District Court, Virginia, Western Dist.
MTD
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Tyler Stenzel v. Bemidji State University et al13-Sep-17John TunheimU.S. District Court, MinnesotaMTD (student cleared by internal appeal as the lawsuit was proceeding)
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John Doe v. The University of South Alabama et al08-Sep-17Callie Granade
U.S. District Court, Alabama, Southern Dist.
TRO
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John Doe v. Grinnell College6-Sep-17
Rebecca Goodgame Ebinger
U.S. District Court, IowaMTD (partial)
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John Doe v. DePauw University et al.30-Aug-17Richard Young
U.S. District Court, Indiana, Southern Dist.
TRO (complaint then withdrawn)
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John Doe v. Wright State University et al24-Aug-17Walter RiceU.S. District Court, Ohio, Southern Dist.MTD (reconsideration denied)
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Diego Venegas et al. v. Wright State University et al.21-Aug-17Walter RiceU.S. District Court, Ohio, Southern Dist.MTD
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John Doe v. University of Texas at Austin et al11-Aug-17Sam SparksU.S. District Court, Texas, Southern Dist.prelim. Injunction (university ultimately settled w/discipine w/drawn)
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Anthony Brainard v. Western Oregon University25-July-17Michael SimonU.S. District Court, OregonMTD
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John Doe v. California State University San Marcos et al07-Jul-17William Hayes
U.S. District Court, California, Southern Dist.
TRO (case then was settled)
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John Doe v. Ainsley Carey, et al.05-Jul-17Howard HalmLos Angeles (CA) Superior Courtwrit of mandate (appealed to CA 2nd District)
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George Vasquez v. University of Central Florida26-Jun-17Renee RocheOrange County (FL) Superior Courtwrit of mandate
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Natalie Plummer, et al. v. University of Houston, et al.23-Jun-17Stephen HigginsonU.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth CircuitMTD (affirmed district court ruling, 28 May 2015), Judge Jones dissenting
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Alfonso Pacheco v. St. Mary’s(TX)20-Jun-17Royce LamberthU.S. District Court, Texas, Western Dist.MTD
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Zachary Herrell v. Michael Benson, et al.12-Jun-17Karen CaldwellU.S. District Court, KentuckyMTD
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Dominic Artis, et al v. University of Oregon, et al07-Jun-17Michael McShaneU.S. District Court, OregonMTD (under appeal CA9)
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Wayne Klocke v. University of Texas at Arlington, et al.*7-Jun-17John McBrydeU.S. District Court, Texas, Northern Dist.summary judgment
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John Doe v. Occidental College23-May-17Mary StroebelLos Angeles (CA) Superior Courtwrit of mandate (under appeal--CA 2nd District)
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Michael Weber v. SUNY-Cortland11-May-17William McCarthyAppellate Division, Third Dept. (NY)Art. 78
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Bryce Dixon v. Kegan Allee, et al.25-Apr-17Howard HalmLos Angeles (CA) Superior Courtwrit of mandate
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John Doe v. Quinnipiac University, et al.31-Mar-17Janet Bond ArtertonU.S. District Court, Connecticutpreliminary injunction
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John Doe v. Denison University30-Mar-17Michael WatsonU.S. District Court, Ohio, Southern Dist.MTD, (appealed to CA6, case was settled after CA6 oral argument)
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Dyshawn Pierre v. University of Dayton27-Mar-17Thomas RoseU.S. District Court, Ohio, Southern Dist.MTD
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John Doe v. College of Wooster, et al.17-Mar-17Sara LioiU.S. District Court, Ohio, Northern Dist.MTD
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John Doe v. Ainsley Carry, et al.14-Mar-17Howard HalmLos Angeles (CA) Superior Courtwrit of mandate (appealed to CA 2nd District)
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Jack Montague v. Yale University08-Mar-17Alfred CovelloU.S. District Court, Connecticutpreliminary injunction
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John Doe v. Occidental College07-Mar-17Mary StroebelLos Angeles (CA) Superior Courtwrit of mandate (case subsequently was settled)
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Olauluwa Faparusi v. Case Western Reserve University*28-Feb-17Christopher BoykoU.S. District Court, Ohio, Northern Dist.MTD (aff'd by CA6, Supreme Court denied cert.)
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John Doe v. Occidental College2-Feb-17James ChalfantLos Angeles (CA) Superior Courtwrit of mandate (under appeal--CA 2nd District)
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John Doe v. Ainsley Carry, et al.24-Jan-17Howard HalmLos Angeles (CA) Superior Courtwrit of mandate
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Sam Book v. University of Florida15-Dec-16Richard Roundtree
Florida Circuit Court, Eighth Judicial Circuit
writ of certiorari denied
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John Doe v. Daniel Cummins, et al.06-Dec-16Julia Smith GibbonsU.S. Court of Appeals, Sixth CircuitMTD (affirmed district court ruling of 23 March 2016)
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John Doe v. Regents of the University of California (UCSD)22-Nov-16Richard HuffmanCourt of Appeal, Fourth District (CA)writ of mandate
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Anthony Casolari v. Florida State University21-Nov-16Karen GieversLeon County (FL) Circuit Courtwrit of certiorari denied
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Jeffrey Koeppel v. District Board of Trustees of Valencia College*
16-Sep-16Paul ByronU.S. District Court, Florida, Middle Dist.MTD (affirmed by CA11, 13 Sept. 2018)
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Paul Alexander v. Regents of the University of Idaho, et al.14-Sep-16Jay GaskillSecond Judicial Court, IdahoTRO (case was later settled)
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Ryan Knoch v. University of Pittsburgh31-Aug-16Cynthia Eddy
U.S. District Court, Pennsylvania, Western Dist.
preliminary injunction (case was later settled)
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Zackery Ramos Taylor v. UC-Santa Cruz29-Aug-16Santa Clara (CA) Superior Courtwrit of mandate
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Jonathan Turner v. Texas A&M, et al.14-Mar-16David HittnerU.S. District Court, Texas, Southern Dist.preliminary injunction (case was later settled)
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Alec Jackson v. Macalester College et al11-Mar-16Wilhelmina WrightU.S. District Court, MinnesotaTRO (university ultimately settled)
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Michael Navarro v. University of Central Florida9-Feb-16per curiamFlorida Circuit Court, Ninth Judicial Circuitwrit of certiorari denied
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Timothy Howe v. Penn State University-Harrisburg, et al.2-Feb-16Malachy Mannion
U.S. District Court, Pennsylvania, Middle Dist.
TRO (case subsequently dismised after plaintiff stopped responding to court inquiries)
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Roberts v. Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia, et al.*
27-Jan-16Leigh May
U.S. District Court, Georgia, Northern Dist.
MTD
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John Doe v. Ohio State University22-Jan-16James GrahamU.S. District Court, Ohio, Southern Dist.TRO (complaint then withdrawn)
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Daniel Lambraia v. SUNY-Binghamton14-Jan-16Michael LynchAppellate Division, Third Dept. (NY)Art. 78
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Ahmed Salau v. Brady Denton07-Jan-16Stephen BoughU.S. District Court, MissouriMTD
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Daniel Caskey v. University of Central Florida4-Dec-15Sally KestFlorida Circuit Court, Ninth Judicial Circuitwrit of certiorari denied
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Michael Marshall v. Ohio University17-Nov-15George SmithU.S. District Court, Ohio, Southern Dist.MTD
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John Doe v. Case Western Reserve University16-Sep-15Christopher BoykoU.S. District Court, Ohio, Northern Dist.MTD (case eventually settled after state-court lawsuit)
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Emanuel Uzoechi v. David Wilson (Morgan State University)03-Sep-15James BredarU.S. District Court, MarylandMTD (granted summary judgment to Morgan State on 24 May 2018 after CA4 order returning case to district court for further consideration)
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Stephen Zingarelli v. Kenyon College, et al.7-Aug-15Otto EysterKenyon (OH) County Common Court MTD
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John Doe v. University of Massachusetts14-Jul-15Mark MastroianniU.S. District Court, MassachusettsMTD (appealed to CA1, case was then settled)
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John Doe v. University of South Florida, et al.29-May-15James MoodyU.S. District Court, Florida, Middle Dist.MTD
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Kevin Parisi v. Drew University22-Apr-15Esther SalasU.S. District Court, New JerseyMTD
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Peter Yu v. Vassar College31-Mar-15Ronnie Abrams
U.S. District Court, New York, Southern Dist.
MTD
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Ethan Peloe v. University of Cincinnati, et al.19-Feb-15Susan DlottU.S. District Court, Ohio, Southern Dist.MTD
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Jack Blank v. Knox College26-Jan-15Joe McDade
U.S. District Court, Illinois, Northerm Dist.
MTD
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Matthew Sahm v. Miami University07-Jan-15Susan DlottU.S. District Court, Ohio, Southern Dist.MTD (amended complaint on TIX subsequently denied)
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Reed Dempsey v. Bucknell University5-Jan-15Matthew Brann
U.S. District Court, Pennsylvania, Middle Dist.
summary judgment (claims against state actor BUPD affirmed by CA3)
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Brian Romer v. Washington State University8-Sep-14Kevin Korsimo
Washington Court of Appeals, Division Three
injunction
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