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Title IX Burden of Proof in the Wake of the 2011 “Dear Colleague Letter”

Title IX By Harvey Binnall PLLC - 2019/12/20 at 09:57pm

If you or a loved one has been accused of Title IX sexual misconduct, then this could lead to an investigation that could lead to significant negative ramifications — not only could there be academic penalties that include expulsion, but you could be forever-gained with the label of a sex offender in your community (despite your innocence) due to the loose standards and procedures typical of a Title IX dispute. For the most part, Title IX investigations did not lead to particularly egregious outcomes until 2011, when the Obama Administration released the “Dear Colleague Letter,” which served as new guidance […]

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Common Strategies in Defending Against a Title IX Accusation

Title IX By Harvey Binnall PLLC - 2019/11/29 at 09:52pm

If you or a loved one is facing an accusation of sexual misconduct pursuant to Title IX, then it’s reasonable to be concerned about the outcome — a Title IX case can lead to significant academic penalties (such as expulsion, suspension, and/or mandatory counseling) and if a guilty verdict is reached, then the accused student may be labeled as a sex offender, a stigma that could have a negative impact on their ability to integrate into normal society and even secure a thriving career into the future. Confused about the accusations and what comes next?  Contact a Title 9 attorney […]

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The Crime of Falsifying Business Records

White Collar Criminal Defense By Harvey Binnall PLLC - 2019/11/15 at 09:40pm

Experienced Fraud Attorney in Alexandria, VA Ethical business can only be conducted when the various records underlying its relationships to public and private entities are an honest and accurate reflection of their contents.  If a business intentionally misrepresents its revenue by doctoring records in an attempt to secure additional investment funding, that is tantamount to fraud, and states have criminalized such misconduct. Mistakes and incorrect interpretations happen.  If you’ve been wrongly accused of the white collar crime of falsifying business records, then it’s important that you aggressively defend the claim so as to avoid liability and protect your business reputation.  […]

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Bringing a Civil Claim Against a Cryptocurrency Thief

Bank FraudLitigation By Harvey Binnall PLLC - 2019/06/28 at 02:49pm

Experienced Fraud Attorney in Alexandria, VA Since the introduction of Bitcoin in 2009, and more specifically, since the rise of the speculative cryptocurrency market in 2015, cryptocurrency investments have become increasingly popular among the tech-savvy public, casual investors, and market speculators.  Though the jury is still out on whether cryptocurrency is a strong long-term investment, one underreported concern is the security of such funds. Hackers and the Risks of Cryptocurrency Cryptocurrency does not have to be held online.  Most cryptocurrency can be moved into in an offline “wallet” that requires a physical key.  This is the most secure way of […]

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