A Texas federal judge has ordered Philadelphia law firm Pepper Hamilton to give up a trove of records related to its investigation for Baylor University about how the school inadequately responded to sexual assault allegations by students.
Plaintiffs in a federal Title IX lawsuit against Baylor requested the firm’s records in discovery in their lawsuit that alleges the university ignored their sexual assault allegations as students and created an environment on campus that allowed future sexual attacks to continue. Their lawsuit came after Pepper Hamilton’s 2016 report that found administrators responded inadequately to female students’ allegations that Baylor football players sexually assaulted them. Administrators even discouraged the victims from pursuing the complaints.
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