The Berkeley Beacon

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Doherty v. Emerson: Continuing Coverage


Request to dismiss Title IX case denied by court

On Friday, a federal judge denied Emerson’s request to dismiss a lawsuit filed by Jillian Doherty, a former student who alleges the college mishandled her rape case.

College continues to request dismissal of Title IX lawsuit

The college continues to request the dismissal of an amended complaint in a lawsuit filed by a former student Jillian Doherty, who alleges Emerson mishandled her rape case. The college filed its reply brief, a document in support of the motion to dismiss the lawsuit, on Aug 31.

After dismissal, former student resubmits Title IX complaint

A former student who sued Emerson for mishandling her rape case filed an amended complaint to her lawsuit on May 27.

Court dismisses lawsuit alleging Emerson mishandled rape case

A federal judge on Thursday dismissed a lawsuit against Emerson filed by Jillian Doherty, a former student who alleges the college mishandled her rape case, and gave her until May 28 to refile her complaint.

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Court to decide whether lawsuit should be dismissed

Jillian Doherty filed suit in September; Emerson is seeking to dismiss the case. The judge, after hearing arguments on Tuesday, said his determination will come in the following weeks.

Outcome unclear for two sexual assault lawsuits

The legal questions that the two lawsuits against Emerson raise, legal experts said, require stringent evidence to establish liability, and represent actively evolving fields of law.

Reply further argues legitimacy of sexual assault lawsuit

The lawyer for a former student suing Emerson and four administrators for mishandling her sexual assault case provided further reasoning against dismissing the lawsuit in a Nov. 21 filing.

College further argues for lawsuit dismissal

Lawyers for Emerson College and four administrators named in a civil lawsuit restated their arguments against the validity of the plaintiff’s case in a Nov. 10 filing.

Former student opposes motion to dismiss lawsuit

The lawyer representing a former student suing Emerson for mishandling her rape case has filed an opposition to the school’s motion to dismiss her lawsuit, according to court documents submitted Oct. 24.

Former student requests more time to refute lawsuit dismissal

A former student has requested more time to file an opposing response to Emerson’s motion to dismiss her lawsuit.

After moving to dismiss lawsuit, Emerson responds to mass criticism

President M. Lee Pelton addressed the Emerson community in an email on Monday regarding what he called an “inaccurate and misleading” Huffington Post article that sparked widespread criticism of the college.

College's legal response requires a closer look

The brusque language simply reflects the parlance of law, and its bluntness doesn't necessarily represent how the administration feels about the issue or its students.

Emerson seeks dismissal of former student's lawsuit

Lawyers for Emerson College and four school administrators moved to dismiss the federal lawsuit filed by a former student who claims the school mishandled her sexual assault case. A 20-page memorandum submitted with the motion on Monday states that even if the lawsuit’s allegations were true, they “do not establish that the Defendants violated any law.”

College requests more time to respond to lawsuit

Emerson College and four school administrators have requested additional time to respond to the allegations of mishandling a former student’s rape case that were filed in a lawsuit last month, according to documents filed with the Massachusetts District Court on Friday.

Emerson to dispute sexual assault lawsuit allegations

Emerson plans to dispute the allegations outlined in a lawsuit filed by a former student who alleges the school mishandled her rape case.