Title Ix, Simpson Vs. University Of Colorado

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3. CASE STUDIES In the first case that violates the guidelines of Title IX, Simpson vs. University of Colorado (2006), the leading issue was a case of sexual harassment and sexual assault on two University of Colorado students, Lisa Simpson and Anne Gilmore, by a few members of the CU football team. Sexual harassment is when someone makes unwanted sexual advances towards another person while sexual assault is any type of sexual contact or behavior that occurs without the explicit consent of the recipient. Lisa and Anne, filed claims that they were abused by 16-20 recruits and current football players, but did not accept the rape determination kit from the local hospital until two days after the events took place. The girls notified the CU Office of Judicial Affairs one day after the incident and the players were charged with codes of conduct violations, but declined pursuing sexual assault charges. Simpson filed a complaint in federal court in December 2002. In March 2005, a federal district court granted the University of Colorado’s motion for summary judgment with prejudice, dismissing the plaintiffs’ case in its entirety and ordering the plaintiffs to pay the university’s costs. The plaintiffs filed a Motion to Alter or Amend Judgment or for Relief from Judgment. On September 6, 2007, the Tenth Circuit ruled in favor of Simpson, concluding there was sufficient evidence for a jury to return a verdict in her favor and overturning the summary judgment in favor of the

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