Student’s Suit Against Northwestern Dismissed


The lawsuit against Northwestern University by the student who alleges she was sexually assaulted by Peter Ludlow was thrown out by a federal judge earlier today. The lawsuit had claimed that the university had mishandled the student’s complaints, and asked for the university to pay her medical and legal bills, her tuition, and to compensate her for emotional distress. From an article in The Chicago Tribune:

In his eight-page ruling, U.S. District Judge Harry Leinenweber wrote that Northwestern fully investigated the allegations against professor Peter Ludlow once the student complained and took “timely, reasonable and successful measures” to stop any further harassment.

While the suit describes many of the details surrounding the case, the only question at issue in it was Northwestern University’s responsiveness.

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