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Women Sue Frontier Airlines in Colorado Over Sex Assaults by Passengers

Two women who say they were sexually assaulted by passengers on Frontier Airlines flights sued the Denver-based budget carrier for allegedly refusing to help them and either not having or failing to follow policies to respond to assaults. The class …

Connecticut Woman Sues Uber After Driver’s Sexual Assault

A Connecticut woman who says she was sexually assaulted by her Uber driver last year has filed a lawsuit against the ride-sharing app. The Middletown Press reports the lawsuit filed by the 22-year-old woman in Milford Superior Court appears to …

Jury Awards $13M to Former Patients of California Psychiatric Facility

A jury has awarded more than $13 million to three women, finding they were harmed and did not consent to sexual contact by an employee of a California psychiatric facility. The Ventura County Star reports the jury found Monday that …

UCLA Gynecologist Hit with Class Action Lawsuit

Two women said in a federal class action lawsuit they were sexually assaulted by a former gynecologist who worked for the University of California, Los Angeles. The lawsuit states Dr. James Heaps sexually assaulted the women and made sexually inappropriate …

Dartmouth Student’s Lawsuit Alleges He Was Unjustly Expelled

A former Dartmouth College student has sued the school, saying he was unjustly expelled over a sexual assault allegation. New Hampshire Public Radio reports the complaint filed Monday in federal court alleges a consensual encounter between the student, identified anonymously …

Prep School Grad in Sex Assault Case Asks for New Trial

An elite prep school graduate convicted of using a computer to lure an underage student for sex is asking the New Hampshire Supreme Court for a new trial by arguing he had ineffective counsel. Owen Labrie, of Tunbridge, Vermont, was …

Parents Sue Idaho Charter School over Reported Assault Handling

Parents of a former Boise charter school student are suing the school, claiming administrators created a hostile environment by failing to adequately respond after their daughter reported she had been sexually assaulted by another student. The Idaho Press reports the …

Two More Women Sue New Jersey University Over Alleged Rapes

Two more women have filed federal lawsuits alleging that a New Jersey university is partly to blame for sexual assaults after they say school officials turned a blind eye to an unsanctioned fraternity known for underage drinking and sexual misconduct. …

Pennsylvania Fire Company Closes Following Sexual Abuse Lawsuit

Authorities say a Pennsylvania volunteer fire company that was sued over sexual abuse by a firefighter and its alleged cover-up by fire officials has closed its fire station. Lancaster Emergency Management Agency director Randy Gockley tells LNP the West Willow …

Student Sues New York’s Columbia University, Alleging Indifference to 2 Rapes

A woman who enrolled in Columbia University partly because she wanted to be part of the emotional debate there over on-campus sexual assaults sued the school Tuesday, saying she was raped twice in her dorm room during her freshman year. …