Baylor gets order
A judge has ordered Baylor University to turn over documents from the investigation that found widespread mishandling of sexual assault cases, some involving football players. The materials have to be provided to attorney Jim Dunnam, a former state representative who’s representing several women who say they were raped while at the college, according to court documents. Baylor argued that the documents were subject to attorney-client confidentiality because the firm conducting the investigation, Pepper Hamilton, was doing legal work for it. Since Baylor has released parts of the Pepper Hamilton report, the judge ruled the school has waived its attorney-client privilege. Pepper Hamilton, a Philadelphia-based law firm, found “institutional failure at every level” at the world’s largest Baptist university, including employees who did not report cases they knew about or discouraged victims from moving forward with complaints. Amidst the controversy Baylor fired football coach Art Briles, ousted university president Ken Starr and accepted the resignation of athletic director Ian McCaw.