I know students who have sued a Texas university for Title IX violations. They are settling instead of going to court, and they have signed gag orders as part of the settlement. How can I find the total amount of settlement? (I understand that the details of case won't be available to the public, but that the amount of the settlement will be in public record somewhere.)
Likely the total amount of all legal expenses of the university will.
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It actually MAY be available to the public. I cannot specifically speak to Texas's public records laws and the exemptions permitted for government agencies or otherwise publicly funded organizations, but lawsuit settlement numbers may be permissible under that law. You can first try to request the information yourself and see if the school complies with the legal request, and if not, contact a local attorney to see whether you would otherwise be entitled to the information requested.
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