NWA Law Firm Records Major Appellate Victory in Challenge to University's Bid to Dismiss Rape-Case Suit

Keith, Miller, Butler, Schneider & Pawlik Wins Appellate Victory Opposing University of Arkansas' Dismissal Bid

Northwest Arkansas law firm Keith, Miller, Butler, Schneider & Pawlik (K.M.B.S.P.), with locations in Rogers and Fayetteville, recently experienced a major appellate victory. A federal appellate court denied the University of Arkansas’ bid to dismiss a lawsuit filed by a former student represented by K.M.B.S.P.

The University of Arkansas, which was sued for damages under Title IX, cited sovereign immunity in challenging whether it could be sued for damages under the federal civil rights law.

Title IX states that no person in the United States shall, on the basis of sex, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of or be subjected to discrimination under any education program or activity receiving federal financial assistance.

In response to the school’s challenge, Judge Duane Benton of the 8th Circuit wrote: "by accepting federal funds, the University in fact consented to suits for compensatory damages for violations of Title IX."

"The 8th Circuit has solidified the Title IX rights of students that attend state universities, and the plaintiff is proud to be associated with that cause," said George Rozzell, a K.M.B.S.P attorney representing the plaintiff.

K.M.B.S.P. hosts attorneys practicing in nearly every area of law, handling a wide variety of cases spanning from prescription drug injuries, serious car and tractor-trailer collisions, tax law, banking, wills and trusts to business law. The firm, also, hosts attorneys who are recognized statewide for their work in criminal defense and divorce cases.


Keith, Miller, Butler, Schneider & Pawlik, PLLC, is a law firm, located in Northwest Arkansas, providing the region the best in legal service. K.M.B.S.P. attorneys have made Benton and Washington Counties their home and are committed to making Bentonville, Rogers, Fayetteville, Springdale and all of Northwest Arkansas a better place to live through providing matchless legal service in a timely, affordable manner. With attorneys practicing in nearly every major legal area, K.M.B.S.P. can help you today, no matter what your legal need.

For more information visit: http://www.arkattorneys.com

Source: Keith, Miller, Butler, Schneider & Pawlik, PLLC

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