Thursday, February 11, 2016

Complaining Witnesses Sue University of Tennessee for Giving Accuseds Due Process

University of Tennessee is being sued by six women who alleged they are victims of sexual assault because UT's administrative hearing process gives those who are accused of sexual assault the right to an attorney, the right to cross examine witnesses, and the right to an evidentiary hearing in front of an administrative law judge in accordance with the Tennessee Uniform Administrative Procedures Act..  The Plaintiffs allege that this process is unfair and that University of Tennessee is the only college that uses this type of administrative hearing process.

One of the remedies sought by the Plaintiffs is an injunction to prevent UT from using the administrative hearing process that is in place in order to quash the Accused's right to an attorney, the right to cross examine witnesses, and the right to an evidentiary hearing in front of an administrative law judge.