Judge approves ‘Title IX retaliation’ claims against university that fired father of accused student

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'Tom Rossley accused the university he served for 23 years of “Title IX retaliation” when it fired him in 2016, following his unsuccessful pleas for his son, a disabled student accused of sexual assault.

Now a federal judge has allowed the former trustee’s lawsuit against both Drake University and his former colleagues to go forward, saying Rossley’s allegations fit a precedent on “third-party retaliation” under federal discrimination law.

U.S. District Judge Rebecca Goodgame Ebinger denied the private university’s motion to dismiss just before Christmas, even while dismissing some of Rossley’s individual claims.

His son’s own lawsuit moved forward last August when Ebinger, who is also hearing his case, refused Drake’s motion to dismiss.'

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