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Supreme Court won't hear Dorrance sexual harassment lawsuit
« on: October 02, 2007, 07:12:26 AM »
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) -- The U.S. Supreme Court will not hear arguments in the sexual harassment case against University of North Carolina women's soccer coach Anson Dorrance .

Former player Melissa Jennings first sued Dorrance in 1998, saying he maintained a hostile environment filled with sexual harassment. The former backup goalkeeper said the abuse violated Title IX.

A federal district court judge dismissed the lawsuit in October 2004. But the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals resurrected the case earlier this year, saying Jennings deserved a trial to hear the harassment claims. The Supreme Court order puts the case back in federal court.

School spokesman Mike McFarland said the decision was not unexpected and that the school continues to dispute Jennings' version of the facts.

Attorney Daniel Konicek of Geneva, Ill., represents Jennings and says his client is prepared more than ever to see it through.

http://www.wlos.com/template/inews_wire/wires.regional.nc/2fb93e13-www.wlos.com.shtml

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Re: Supreme Court won't hear Dorrance sexual harassment lawsuit
« Reply #1 on: October 02, 2007, 06:33:58 PM »
She sued in 98 and nothing happened yet ?

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Re: Supreme Court won't hear Dorrance sexual harassment lawsuit
« Reply #2 on: November 16, 2007, 08:40:32 PM »
Yes, well, it is a private-enterprise legal system where nobody gains from hearing cases quickly .  .
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Re: Supreme Court won't hear Dorrance sexual harassment lawsuit
« Reply #3 on: December 04, 2007, 08:46:32 PM »
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) -- A sexual harassment lawsuit against the University of North Carolina women's soccer coach is scheduled to go before a jury on April 7th of next year.

Former player Melissa Jennings accuses her former coach, Anson Dorrance, of sexually harassing players on the team. She says that environment violated Title IX by denying her the benefits of collegiate sports.

Jennings first filed suit in 1998. A federal judge dismissed the case in 2004, but the 4th Circuit Court of Appeals sent the case back for a jury trial.

Dorrance is still coaching the Tar Heels and has led the team to 19 national championships since 1979.

He has denied harassing his players but acknowledged in an apology letter that he participated in sexual banter of a "jesting or teasing nature" with groups of players.

http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2007/soccer/12/04/bc.soc.dorrancelawsuit.ap/