Zalkin Law In the News

November 12, 2017

NBC 7/39 TV News  November 10, 2017 “A state appeals court has upheld $2 million in legal sanctions against the Jehovah’s Witnesses after the religious organization refused to produce internal files and documents in a lawsuit that alleges sexual misconduct by a former elder in the organization.” Read Full Story HERE. More

September 1, 2017

San Diego Reader. 8/30/17 “In a June 17, 2017, email, Lopez’s attorney Devin Storey accuses the Watchtower of withholding documents that his client needs to “establish Watchtower’s practice of protecting molesters from prosecution.” The struggle for documents is not isolated to San Diego courtrooms but is playing out in several countries. Watchtower’s policies of requiring more than one eyewitness to the abuse before launching an investigation; of forcing the abused, often young children, to confront their abuser; and of prohibiting members from contacting law enforcement with complaints of sexual abuse have created what one former member and outspoken critic of the... More

August 28, 2017

8/25/17  BuzzFeed News “A woman is suing a Massachusetts school district and its administrators for failing to protect her against two classmates who she said sexually assaulted her when she was a sophomore in high school.  The woman, now 19, was 15 when she said she was raped and sexually assaulted by two male classmates during a sleepover at her friend’s house. The woman’s federal lawsuit — filed on Friday in Massachusetts and provided first to BuzzFeed News — alleges that administrators at Newburyport High School violated school policies as well as Title IX, the gender equity law, after she... More

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, reported. Jasmin Hernandez reached a financial settlement with the school last weekend, according to her attorney.” Read Full Story HERE.   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