This Note provides a survey of the current state of Title IX law as applied to anti-male bias lawsuits and suggests how courts should apply Twombly’s plausibility standard to anti-male bias claims going forward. Part I of this Note provides an overview of sexual violence on college campuses and the history of Title IX regulations and jurisprudence. Part II offers a brief history of Title IX anti-male bias lawsuits, examines the structure of anti-male bias lawsuits, and analyzes the various pleading standards applied by courts. Part III lays out the types of facts pled by Title IX anti-male bias plaintiffs and discusses what facts should be viewed as sufficient to meet Twombly’s plausibility standard. In Part IV, this Note looks at the future of Title IX anti-male bias lawsuits in light of new federal regulations and discusses the implications of these lawsuits for claimants and respondents in campus Title IX proceedings.
Title IX and the Alleged Victimization of Men: Applying Twombly to Federal Title IX Lawsuits Brought by Men Accused of Sexual Assault,
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