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Resources – Lawyers and Legal Issues
The business world carries many legal challenges and issues. A dedicated business attorney can assist with navigating these challenges, such as settling business disputes, creating contracts and other agreements, and enforcing debtor judgments. In many commercial cases it is possible to utilize alternative dispute resolution (such as mediation or arbitration) to come to an agreement more quickly and efficiently for all parties involved – but if litigation is required, your business attorney should be well-versed in representing clients in a trial setting. The resources below deal with business and corporate law, and how to best resolve these issues
- Types of Contracts – Learn about the various types of business agreements.
- How to Resolve Business Disputes – Solution-focused methods to resolve business disputes without drawn-out courtroom visits.
- Common Questions About Mediation – Learn more about mediation as a convenient, affordable, and confidential method of resolving family, neighbor, and business disputes.
- What is Arbitration? – Solving disputes with an arbitrator is just as binding and final as litigation, and is a popular alternative to going to court.
Sexual Misconduct Allegations on College Campuses
Title IX is a federal law prohibiting sexual discrimination in federally funded education programs. Since every public college and almost every private university in the U.S. receives some federal funding – which includes federal student loans – Title IX applies to the over 4,000 public and private American colleges and universities, including their graduate schools, as well as all public elementary, junior high and high schools. A 1999 Supreme Court Ruling, Davis v. Monroe County Board of Education, found that schools are in violation of Title IX when they are “deliberately indifferent to sexual harassment, of which they have actual knowledge, that is so severe, pervasive and objectively offensive that it can be said to deprive the victims of access to the educational opportunities or benefits provided by the school.”
This definition of sexual harassment has expanded to include acts of sexual violence and misconduct. As a result, an allegation of a college student’s sexual misconduct against a classmate – as well as the school’s handling of the complaint, the investigation, the adjudication and the punishment – are all subject to Title IX.