Judge Dismisses Title IX Claims Against UNL From 7 Women, Allows Those By 2 Others To Go Forward


       A federal judge has dismissed the claims of seven women who alleged the University of Nebraska-Lincoln didn’t adequately respond to their complaints of being sexually assaulted or harassed. 

      U-S District Chief Judge Robert Rossiter Jr found the university did make mistakes but was not “deliberately indifferent” in its response.

       Rossiter did allow two other women who are plaintiffs to proceed with a portion of the case.

      The lawsuit was filed in July 2020, just 3 months after 2 Husker football players were criminally charged with sexual assault and expelled from the university. Four of the women who filed the suit said they were victims of Nebraska athletes.