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Judge denies plea to dismiss OU sexual harassment lawsuit


January 31, 2020

NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — A judge has refused to dismiss a lawsuit accusing the University of Oklahoma's Board of Regents of negligence in its handling of a sexual harassment case.

Cleveland County District Judge Thad Balkman ruled Thursday the case filed by Levi Hilliard involves a "mixed question of law and facts" that should be decided in future legal proceedings, The Norman Transcript reported. Balkman, however, did dismiss a portion of the lawsuit that sought punitive damages against the university.

Hilliard, a former server at a university restaurant, says former OU Vice President Jim "T...

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