Report: Title IX lawsuit against Nebraska dismissed by federal judge

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LINCOLN, Neb. (KLKN) – A federal judge has dismissed Title IX claims from four female students who sued the University of Nebraska, ESPN reports.

In the lawsuit that was filed in July 2020, nine students alleged that the university failed to adequately respond to their reports of being sexually assaulted and harassed.

Four of them made reports that involved student-athletes.

Per ESPN’s report, Chief U.S. District Judge Robert F. Rossiter Jr. wrote that despite the school’s actions, they did not reach the threshold of being “deliberately indifferent” and did not put the students at risk for further harm or violate their civil rights.

Rossiter also dropped the claims of three other female students, who had similar allegations.

In a statement to ESPN, a spokesperson said the university is “pleased with the Court’s decision to dismiss seven of the nine plaintiffs and all but two of the claims in this case. The opinion provides substantial affirmation for the university’s confidence in its overall Title IX process. While we cannot comment on the specifics of any Title IX case, every case is difficult and investigated on the information made available. The University disagrees with the factual assertions in the remaining claims and will continue to actively defend the litigation.”

ESPN writer Paula Lavigne’s full article can be read here.

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