UConn settles Title IX complaint for $1.3M

Gloria Allred and four of the five plaintiffs (Christine Stuart photo)
Gloria Allred and four of the five plaintiffs (Christine Stuart photo)

HARTFORD, Conn. – The University of Connecticut has agreed to pay $1.3 million to settle the federal Title IX lawsuit filed last year by five female students who claimed that the school ignored their rape and sexual harassment complaints, according to a joint statement Friday from the university and the students.

The lawsuit was filed in November 2013 by four of the seven students who had already filed a Title IX complaint in October with the U.S. Education Department’s Office of Civil Rights. A fifth plaintiff from the original group of seven later joined the lawsuit.

As part of the joint settlement agreement, both the lawsuit and the complaint to the U.S. Education Department will be dropped on behalf of the five women, who are represented by attorney Gloria Allred.

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2 responses to “UConn settles Title IX complaint for $1.3M”

  1. EveT

    What may happen to a woman who reports a sexual attack to campus authorities is chillingly described in a recent NY Times article
    “Reporting Rape, and Wishing She Hadn’t” by Ralph Bogdanich, July 13, 2014.

  2. piberman

    Remedial action by UCON is ?

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