Zalkin Law In the News

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

May 26, 2016

The Baylor University campus sexual assault scandal is finally getting the attention of the Baylor Board who is considering the fate of President Ken Star.  Irwin Zalkin and our client Jasmin Hernandez were featured in the CNN News story. CLICK HERE to see CNN story. More

April 1, 2016

(KCEN) WACO — A rape victim has filed a Title IX and negligence lawsuit against Baylor University.  The civil suit claims Baylor officials were intentionally “indifferent” to complaints made by women sexually assaulted by former football player, and convicted rapist, Tevin Elliot. The plaintiff, Jasmin Hernandez, has hired the Zalkin Law Firm out of San Diego, California, which specializes in representing victims of sexual violence. CLICK HERE it read article. More

April 1, 2016

ESPN, March 31, 2016 “A former Baylor University student who reported to campus officials that she had been raped by former Bears football player Tevin Elliott filed a Title IX lawsuit against the university Wednesday, claiming the school knew Elliott had a history of assaults, failed to protect her and other women, and ignored her when she sought help after her assault.: The Zalkin Law Firm filed this campus sexual assault lawsuit on behalf of our client Jasmine Hernandez. CLICK to read full story. More