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November 2016 Archives

Rutgers "Deliberately Indifferent" to Alleged Sexual Assault Victim

A first-year Rutgers student was sexually assaulted by two former football players amid a "sexually hostile" environment at Rutgers University. An investigation has been commenced by the Middlesex County Prosecutor's Office after being alerted by the victim's attorney, Jeffrey P. Fritz of Soloff & Zervanos, P.C. The lawsuit for the victim, a minor at the time of the alleged sexual assault, includes claims against the former players as well as Rutgers University for violation of numerous state and federal laws barring sexual discrimination.

Rutgers University Accused of Cover-Up of Sexual Assault by Two Former Football Players

One of the two alleged perpetrators, former football player Marques Ford, was charged with "a sexual offense of flagrantly lewd and inappropriate conduct which would violate the laws of New Jersey." Rutgers was aware of this charge, and upon being notified of the sexual assault by the second alleged perpetrator, John Bowers, told witnesses and Bowers to "change their stories."

Sexual Assault Victim Received Written Apology After Alleged Sexual Assault

According to a lawsuit filed last week, a sexual assault victim received a written apology from one of the accused sexual assaulters. Former football players Marques Ford and John Bowers are accused of raping the victim. In a series of messages sent by Bowers to the victim, he say he was "disgusted" with his own behavior and that Ford "took advantage of both me and you and raped you while you weren't even coherent."

Pennsylvania regulates naturopathic medicine: are you any safer?

Naturopathic medicine - which includes a number of alternative sub-practices as alternatives to conventional medical practice - has been around for a long time. It is only in recent times that the United States has begun recognize this practice as a legitimate health care option, and arguments are ongoing regarding the validity of naturopathic health care.

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