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JMU Facing Lawsuit Over Handling Of Title IX Claim


The New Civil Liberties Alliance filed an appeal Monday on behalf of a former forensics coach at James Madison University after the U.S. District Court dismissed her complaint against the university in March.


In a statement, the New Civil Liberties Alliance said the appeal is against the U.S. District Court’s judgement that dismissed Alyssa Reid’s complaint against JMU, alleging violations of due process during Title IX investigative and disciplinary proceedings.

U.S. District Judge Elizabeth Dillon dismissed Reid’s suit March 29, noting it was filed too late and the two-year statute of limitations had passed.


On Jan. 3, 2019, JMU placed Reid on a leave of absence pending results of an investigation and adjudication of a complaint filed by Reid’s ex-girlfriend, who was a graduate student and later a faculty member at JMU. After receiving the reprimand, Reid quit her job and filed a lawsuit against the university.




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