Circuit Judge Chris Reif ruled on April 29th to allow proceedings on the litigation, filed by a student who claimed another student sexually assaulted her last year, to continue.
Attorneys for MacMurray wanted the suit thrown out because they said the complainant failed to set forth sufficient facts in her claim.
In his ruling, Reif said the court found the pleadings in this case contain sufficient facts which, if re-established, could entitle the plaintiff to relief. The suit claims MacMurray’s response to the alleged incident was “clearly unreasonable” and a violation of federal Title IX statutes.
Attorneys for the college have 30 days to respond to the judge’s ruling. A case management conference is set for July 7th.