TBA Law Blog

Posted by: Stacey Shrader Joslin on Jul 6, 2016

Just days after the University of Tennessee-Knoxville requested an extension to file a response to a federal Title IX lawsuit, the school announced that it has reached a settlement with eight young women who had sued the school alleging a “hostile sexual environment” and violations of federal law. UT will pay the plaintiffs $2.48 million and appoint an independent commission to review the response to sexual assaults at all universities within the UT system. Under the terms of the settlement, the university did not admit “guilt, negligence or unlawful acts.” The Tennessean has more on the settlement and timeline of the case.