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August 17, 2017

AP News. 8/16/17 AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The first woman to sue Baylor University over allegations the nation’s largest Baptist school ignored or mishandled rape allegations has settled her case, her attorney said Tuesday. Jasmin Hernandez sued Baylor in early 2016, two months before the school released the results of an internal investigation that found Baylor had mishandled rape or assault cases for years and the football program acted as if it was “above the rules.” Read Full Story HERE   More


August 17, 2017

Sports Illustrated. 8/16/17 “A former Baylor student who was sexually assaulted by a football player settled her Title iX lawsuit against the school, ESPN.com reported. Jasmin Hernandez reached a financial settlement with the school last weekend, according to her attorney.” Read Full Story HERE.   More


August 16, 2017

By: Irwin Zalkin To address the question of why we are seeing a backlash against women seeking Title IX protection on college campuses we must understand some fundamental truths.  First, to this day women are treated as an underclass in academia and in the workplace.  This, despite civil rights legislation that was passed in the 1970s to foster equal access and equal pay for women in the job market (Title VII), and equal access to academic opportunities in education (Title IX). The idea was to eliminate covert or overt hostility to women that served to impede the ability or the... More


August 3, 2017

Dallas News, April 2017 Dallas News recently published an Editorial about the lawsuit filed by the Zalkin Law Firm against Baylor University on behalf of a victim of ca,pus sexual assault. “Hernandez’s lawyer, Irwin Zalkin, made clear after the ruling that he sees this as an opportunity to expose all of what the university has tried so hard to cover up. As we’ve noted in many editorials, the courthouse is the best hope for providing what the Baylor board of regents won’t — a full airing of the facts that regents have maintained they must keep secret from students, faculty,... More


April 30, 2017

BBC Radio 4, April 30, 2017 Irwin Zalkin was interviewed for this BBC showboat childhood sexual abuse lawsuits against the Jehovah’s Witnesses. His interview highlights the Zalkin Law Firm has been trying to get the files of child abusers that the JWs have maintained for decades but have received only four years of twenty years worth of data that has been so redacted it’s difficult to use to give justice to survivors. CLICK HERE to listen to this interview.   More


April 7, 2017

ESPN, April 7, 2017 “A federal judge in Texas ruled Friday that a civil case against former Baylor football coach Art Briles over negligence claims made by a former female student who was raped by football player Tevin Elliott can go forward. U.S. District Judge Robert Pitman also ruled Friday that Jasmin Hernandez could proceed in her Title IX and negligence claims against Baylor University and her negligence claim against former athletic director Ian McCaw.” “[Briles] used the threat of helping Jasmin in her lawsuit against Baylor as leverage to negotiate his wrongful termination claim against Baylor,” Zalkin said in a... More


March 23, 2017

NY Daily News, March 22, 2017 The Zalkin Law Firm attorney, Alex Zalkin is representing a Columbia University student who recently filed a lawsuit against the university over its failure to protect her from campus sexual assault.   Read full article CLICK HERE.   More


March 21, 2017

WABC 7 News, March 21, 2017 A Columbia University student has filed a lawsuit against the Ivy League school, claiming she was raped on two separate occasions in her dorm room and that the school failed to protect her as she was harassed afterwards.  Amelia Roskin-Frazee said she is coming forward because she is angry with the university, and she is using the civil lawsuit as retribution. Attorney Alex Zalkin was interviewed in this report.   View coverage Click Here.   More


June 9, 2016

Former Confidential Informant Files Sexual Assault Civil Lawsuit Against the City of Helena, County of Lewis & Clark And Former Police Officer Matt Thompson Lawsuit Alleges that Authorities Were Negligent in their Oversight of Officer Matt Thompson Were Aware of Sexual Abuse of Confidential Informants Helena, MT.   The Zalkin Law Firm, P.C. and The McKeon Doud Law Firm, P.C. announced the filing of a civil lawsuit on June 3, 2016 against the City of Helena, County of Lewis & Clark, and former Helena Police Department Officer Matt Thompson on behalf of a victim of sexual assault at the hands of... More


May 26, 2016

May 26, 2016 Media Statement by Jasmin Hernandez: In Response to Baylor University Actions On President Ken Starr and Coach Art Briles  Attorney Alex Zalkin and Jasmin Hernandez announcing Title IX lawsuit “I am pleased to see that Baylor University has finally taken action to terminate head Football Coach Art Briles and demote University President Ken Starr for their failure to protect students like myself from sexual predators on the Baylor campus. I was raped by a Baylor football player in 2012 and that player is now in jail for his horrific sexual assault on me and other students. These... More