Student’s suit against NU in sex case dismissed


A federal judge has thrown out a suit filed by a Northwestern University student against the school over its handling of her complaint that a professor sexually harassed her.

The Chicago Tribune reports that the case was dismissed Thursday by U.S. District Judge Harry Leinenweber, who said in his ruling that NU fully investigated the allegations against professor Peter Ludlow once the student complained and took "timely, reasonable and successful measures" to stop any further harassment.

The incident has also led to suits filed by Ludlow against the university, claiming it mishandled the investigation, and against the student, claiming defamation.

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