The University of Oregon is being sued in federal court by a man who was suspended from campus after UO officials concluded he had sexually assaulted a fellow student in his dorm room last year.
The UO’s one-year suspension of the man — identified in court records as “John Doe” — was overturned in December by Lane County Circuit Court Judge Curtis Conover, who ruled that the university had disregarded its own procedures before it determined that the male student had committed a sexual assault.
The UO had asked the Oregon Court of Appeals to review Conover’s decision, but it dropped its appeal in May after reaching a settlement with the man who now is suing them, according to court records.
No details on the settlement are mentioned in the court record, and a UO spokesman on Tuesday declined to provide a copy of settlement documents or to further discuss the agreement, citing “a potential encroachment on the students’ privacy rights.”
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