The lawsuit brought by a Boston College student-athlete against the University entered into discovery in U.S. District Court earlier this month.
Recently released court proceedings pertaining to the overturning of a Boston College student’s suspension in late August revealed the number of investigations surrounding sexual assault allegations conducted at BC since 2011. The summary, presented in the testimony of Associate Dean of Students Corey Kelly, was split into two sections to reflect a change in the University’s conduct process.
Recently released court documents suggests that the Mass. District Court believes that BC’s investigatory model in matters of sexual assault is fundamentally unfair.
Both sides in the $3 million lawsuit pending against Boston College submitted motions regarding witnesses, admissible exhibits of evidence, and whether there will be a separate hearing to determine if damages will be capped over the past two weeks.
Massachusetts District Court Judge Denise Casper issued an order confirming her prior inclinations, preventing the plaintiff from admitting any evidence to the jury proving his innocence in an alleged sexual assault incident.
The scope of the jury trial taking place next month in the $3 million lawsuit being brought against Boston College will be limited solely to whether or not administrative interference took place, specifically a breach of contract or violated basic fairness principle.
Ahead of a hearing scheduled to take place this coming Thursday, Boston College, in the $3 million lawsuit brought by a alumnus—identified only as “John Doe” in court documents—submitted its brief in support of limiting the scope of the upcoming jury trial as much as possible this past Monday.
The pending lawsuit against Boston College has had a jury trial date and pretrial hearing date set. The trial is set for April 22, 2019, while a pretrial hearing to hash out the scope of the case has been set for March 7, 2019.