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Death of LSU pledge raises questions about fraternity and sorority hazing

"A central purpose of this lawsuit is to compel LSU, Phi Delta Theta and other universities to eliminate dangerous hazing traditions, end the killing of young men and stop lying to students and fam...

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Hamilton County Schools reaches confidential settlement with one Ooltewah rape victim

"Attorney Monica Beck, from the Fierberg National Group [School Violence Law], said her client, now 18, and his family pushed through deep humiliation to achieve justice.

'Today, we ...

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OSU student drops lawsuit against university in rape case

School Violence Law attorney Laura Dunn filed the initial lawsuit claiming OSU's actions after the student reported a football player had raped her violated the student's rights under Title IX, as ...

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D.C. principal was taped mocking student’s sex assault claim, lawsuit says

During a meeting with a student and her mother, regarding the student's sexual assault allegations, the Roosevelt High School principal initially appeared to be supportive of the girl. However, aft...

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Our Clients Benefit from the Firm’s Unequaled Nationwide Legal Expertise

Across the country and for more than 25 years, we have successfully resolved state and federal lawsuits involving serious personal injuries and wrongful death at schools, colleges, and fraternities...

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Our Lawyers Specialize in Wrongful Death Lawsuits Against Fraternities:  Hazing at Cornell University

George Desdunes was killed by fraternity hazing by Sigma Alpha Epsilon members and pledges at Cornell University. His mother’s wrongful death lawsuit established a precedent in New York that enable...

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Our Lawyers Protect Victims of Gender Violence

“It’s time to pass the Equal Rights Amendment so that our legal system can become a system of justice, and #metoo can finally become no more.” –Laura Dunn

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Our Lawyers Win Justice for Sexual Assault Survivors

John Doe suffered a brutal sexual assault by his high school basketball teammates. Our firm filed suit against the school district, school and coaching staff under Title IX, Section 1983 of the Ci...

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Our Lawyers Represent Sexual Assault Survivors:  Lawsuit against Kansas State under Title IX

Good Morning America featured our work and clients’ federal lawsuits seeking to compel Kansas State University to investigate, hold disciplinary hearings, and abide by Title IX and state law regard...

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Our Lawyers Represent Victims of Gun Violence in Schools:  Press Conference Post-Virginia Tech Massacre

Our lawyers negotiated the historic settlements for the wrongful deaths and injured survivors valued in excess of $11 Million. The settlements established a foundation in their honor that continues...

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Why Is Anyone Falling For This “Fraternities Are Banning Hard Liquor” Thing?

"Fraternities are technically charitable organizations- charitable organizations that bring in millions of dollars each year from member dues. And while those members might be interested in the net...

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Did Stockton U. do enough to protect students from members of ‘rogue fraternity’?

"Some students have spoken publicly of what they witnessed or heard about happening in the fraternity house in Egg Harbor City. The women who filed lawsuits also lodged formal complaints with the u...

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Baylor accused of planting ‘mole’ in sexual assault advocacy groups

"Laura Dunn, founder of SurvJustice, a survivor advocacy group, who is now a lawyer with the Fierberg National Law Group [School Violence Law] in Washington, said she has seen cases of universities...

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Ooltewah rape case: School board agrees to negotiate settlement with victim

"At the root of many of these legal arguments was the question of whether the school district showed "deliberate indifference" to the students before and after the attack, as attorneys for Roe and ...

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Lawsuit claims LSU ignored alleged fraternity hazing before pledge’s death last year

"The lawsuit, which seeks $25 million, says the school violated Title IX, which prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex, because it handled hazing claims in sororities and fraternities differe...

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Family of Max Gruver files lawsuit seeking $25 million in damages against LSU, fraternity

After years of hazing reports at LSU's Phi Delta Theta chapter, a 'boys will be boys' mentality prevented appropriate action to end the negligent practices. School Violence Law and the Gruver famil...

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New Ooltewah Rape Case Ruling

Fantastic ruling in our Title IX and Section 1983 case in Tennessee and closer to holding a school responsible for the brutal hazing and sexual assault of our client, John Doe, suffered, including ...

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Stockton lawsuits draw focus to national campus assault problem

"Sex discrimination can be straightforward, but it could also be in the form of sexual harassment or violence," said The Fierberg National Law Group attorney and renowned Title IX advocate, Laura D...

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Lawsuit claims OSU issued a mutual ‘no-contact directive’ against the victim

'"There's a concerted effort under the Trump administration to strip protections for victims with the intention of favoring rights of the accused,' Dunn said. 'Looking at what OSU has done in this ...

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It’s time for the law to protect victims of gender violence

“It’s time to pass the Equal Rights Amendment so that our legal system can become a system of justice, and #metoo can finally become no more.” –Laura Dunn

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Beyond the Hashtag

In the absence of federal support for survivors of sexual assault, the state must act. SurvJustice founder and TFNLG attorney, Laura Dunn writes “Anytime you fight for civil rights and they are rol...

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The Real Story with Maria Elena Salinas: Deadly Brotherhood

The episode, titled Deadly Brotherhood, delves into the events that led to the death of Psi Delta Pi fraternity pledge Michael Deng and the efforts of the fraternity to cover it up. School Violence...

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Chad Curtis’ ex-wife files for Bankruptcy

In October, a judge ruled that Curtis must pay $1.8 million dollars in damages to the victim he sexually assaulted. On Wednesday, the teen's attorney, Monica Beck, told 24 Hour News 8 they are stil...

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Chad Curtis’ ex-wife files for bankruptcy as his $1.8 million judgment looms

"The intent of these actions is best, though not solely, revealed by Candace's recorded prison conversation with Chad when she eliminated him as a beneficiary of her trust, stating: 'It's not that ...

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The ‘Confusing’ Case of UNC’s Title IX Violations

"But Laura Dunn, a lawyer and founder of the advocacy group SurvJustice, now with the Fierberg National Law Group (School Violence Law), said that DeVos's interpretation of Title IX is simply incor...

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Date Safe Project: Episode 04 with Laura Dunn: SurvJuctice, Advocacy, and #MeToo

Join School Violence Law attorney Laura Dunn and Mike Domitrz as they discuss justice, the #MeToo Movement, and advocating for survivors.

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Chad Curtis’ ex-wife likely party in case seeking $1.8 million judgment

"As detailed in Plaintiff's motion, conversations between Defendant and Candace Curtis reveal the pair's express desire to transfer, title, and/or dispose of assets owned and controlled by Defendan...

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Why Do Colleges Keep Failing to Prevent Abuse?

“As the leader, as the president, you really do have to have foresight. There may be emergencies on your campus. There may be active shooters. There may be serial predators. You have to prepare for...

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DATELINE: The College Fraternity Crisis

Dateline NBC interviews a group of 16 parents who have lost their children to fraternity negligence. Doug Fierberg and several clients are also featured in the episode. Our hearts go out to the fam...

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Lawsuit: Curtis, ex-wife hid money from court

Attorney Monica Beck represents one teen girl who Curtis molested, and discovered more than 4,000 recorded phone conversations between Curtis and his ex-wife that reveal they tried to deceive the v...

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College Students Keep Dying Because of Fraternity Hazing. Why Is It So Hard to Stop?

Doug Fierberg is featured in TIME story spotlighting fraternity hazing and reform efforts: "[Students are] still dying and still getting sexually assaulted and still getting traumatically injured -...

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Lawyers Representing Clients Nationwide

Across the country and for more than 25 years, we have successfully resolved state and federal lawsuits involving serious personal injuries and wrongful death at schools, colleges and fraternities....

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Title IX Lawsuits: Kansas State and Fraternity Sexual Assaults

Good Morning America featured our work and clients’ federal lawsuits seeking to compel Kansas State University to investigate, hold disciplinary hearings, and abide by Title IX and state law regard...

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Press Conference: Virginia Tech School Gun Violence and Massacre

Our lawyers negotiated the historic settlements for the wrongful deaths and injured survivors valued in excess of $11 Million. The settlements established a foundation in their honor that continue...

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Cornell University Fraternity Hazing Death Case

George Desdunes was killed by fraternity hazing by Sigma Alpha Epsilon members and pledges at Cornell University. His mother’s wrongful death lawsuit established precedent in New York that enables...

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