In The News08.10.2012

Second Circuit Court Affirms Ruling in Title IX Decision

Connecticut Law Tribune

"Court Affirms Ruling In Volleyball Team Lawsuit" mentioned Pullman & Comley Litigation attorneys Alex Hernandez and Jonathan Orleans as attorneys for the plaintiffs. The firm acted as co-counsel with The American Civil Liberties Union of Connecticut (ACLU) in representing the Quinnipiac University varsity volleyball team and their coach in their Title IX lawsuit brought against the university when it attempted to eliminate women's volleyball. A federal appeals court recently upheld the 2010 decision finding that colleges cannot count competitive cheerleading as a sport when trying to comply with gender-equity requirements under Title IX.

According to Jon, "Our objective has always been the equal opportunity and equal treatment for all women at Quinnipiac. This decision is significant."

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