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LSU Failed to Address Sexual Misconduct

Published on Dec 8, 2020 in Title IX.

For over a year, people at the highest levels of the Louisiana State University athletic department have filed complaints about running back Derrius Guice. However, with each complaint, LSU officials have doubted women’s stories, didn’t conduct investigations, or didn’t call the police. All of those decisions have allowed Guice to continue his football career.

What You Need to Know About the Safe Sport Act

Published on Jan 30, 2020 in Title IX.

While abuse of minors reporting laws have already been in place for some time now, new legislation expands those laws to prevent child abuse from going unreported in youth sports. These laws also prevent the abuse from continuing when it is suspected or discovered. Our children need to be kept safe, especially when we are […]

University of Evansville Under Investigation for Possible Title IX Violations

Published on Jan 9, 2020 in Title IX.

Aces Coach Walter McCarty is on administrative leave from the University of Evansville while he is investigated for possible Title IX violations, and UE President Christopher Pietruszkiewicz claims McCarty has been counseled about his behavior. The investigation is being conducted by a national law firm after a “troubling report,” and will provide a decision on […]

Lawsuit Filed Against OSU Over Richard Strauss’ Alleged Abuse

Published on Jun 4, 2019 in Title IX.

On May 29, 2019, 37 former male athletes from Ohio State University filed a Title IX lawsuit against the school. They are alleging that university officials did not stop Dr. Richard Strauss from sexually abusing students during physical examinations and other medical treatments. The lawsuit, which was filed in Columbus in the U.S. District Court, […]

What Should You Do as a Victim of Sexual Assault?

Published on May 21, 2019 in Title IX.

When a sexual assault occurs, the person who was assaulted may feel out of control of their own life. They may feel alone and completely unsure of their next move. Unfortunately, this often leads to many survivors suffering in silence and not getting the support they need. But it’s important to remember that there are […]

Current USI Title IX Campus Policies Are “Purely Administrative”

Published on Mar 12, 2019 in Title IX.

The University of Southern Indiana established a campus court system in light of the Title IX federal civil rights law, but the goal isn’t to punish criminal law violations. Instead, it’s an administrative process that deals with alleged violations of USI’s Civil Rights and Sexual Misconduct Policy. The harshest punishments are expulsion or termination, according […]

Why Does Sexual Violence Often Go Unreported?

Published on Mar 5, 2019 in Title IX.

Sexual assaults are a horrific crime that a large amount of people have unfortunately experienced. About 23 million women and 1.7 million men have suffered from rape or attempted rape during their lifetime. This is an unacceptable and terrible thing. While we cannot undo what was done, the lawyers at Thomas Law Offices can offer […]

What Kentucky’s Proposed Title IX Changes May Mean

Published on Dec 18, 2018 in Title IX.

The U.S. Department of Education proposed changes to Title IX in November 2018. These changes are supposed to give accommodations to students who are sexual assault survivors, limit what the schools need to look into, and give students who were accused resources to defend themselves, too. The changes are: Sexual assaults that happen off-campus don’t […]

USC Under Investigation for Title IX Violations in Handling Claims of Sexual Assault

Published on Jul 25, 2018 in Title IX.

The University of Southern California is under an investigation from the United States Education Department for failing to act on student complaints that a campus health clinic gynecologist was sexually harassing his patients during their pelvic examinations. The federal agency will examine why complaints against Dr. George Tyndall were not investigated by the university in […]

Olympic Gymnast Aly Raisman Sues Over Nassar Abuse

Published on Mar 13, 2018 in Title IX.

In the ongoing legal cases against Larry Nassar, former sports physician for the U.S. gymnastics team who was served with more than 150 lawsuits for sexual crimes he committed, another gymnast has come forward with a lawsuit. Gold medal Olympic gymnast Aly Raisman filed a lawsuit in California state court earlier this month alleging USA […]

The Importance of Title IX After Larry Nassar’s Trials

Published on Feb 9, 2018 in Title IX.

One of our nation’s most horrific cases of sexual assault at a massive level came to light last November when 54-year-old Larry Nassar was convicted of 10 counts of first-degree criminal sexual conduct and served with more than 150 lawsuits from women claiming he sexually assaulted them under the guise of “medical treatment”. Larry Nassar […]

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After graduating with his law degree in 2000 from Salmon P. Chase College of Law at Northern Kentucky University, Mr. Thomas immediately opened his own private practice and began representing injury victims.

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