Judge denies plea to dismiss OU sexual harassment lawsuit

The Associated Press - January 31, 2020 3:53 pm

Levi Hilliard

NORMAN, OK (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 that Levi Hilliard’s case should be decided in court.

The Norman Transcript reports that Balkman dismissed a portion of the lawsuit seeking punitive damages. Hilliard is a former server at a university restaurant. He says former OU Vice President Jim “Tripp” Hall III made sexual advances towards him in 2017.

He accuses the regents of failing to follow university policy on sexual harassment reporting and investigations.

 

Latest Stories

Lucas, other Congressmen, request assistance to Cattle Producers

Today, Congressman Frank Lucas (OK-03) joined a letter led by U.S. Sentors John Thune (R-S.D.) and...

Oklahoma COVID-19 Data – Updated

As of this advisory, there are 719 confirmed positive cases of COVID-19 in Oklahoma. Greer County...

Kay County Drive-Thru COVID-19 Testing

As of March 27, new regional drive-thru testing sites are open in 4 cities in Oklahoma...