(SAN DIEGO UNION TRIBUNE) — A Superior Court judge has ruled that a UC San Diego board’s disciplinary action against a student accused of sexual misconduct was unfair and not supported by evidence.
The student, who had faced a suspension of one year and a quarter, will be allowed to remain in school under the ruling handed down Friday by Judge Joel Pressman.
The school issued a statement Monday that it was evaluating the decision and considering whether to appeal.
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Attorney Mark Hathaway, who represented the student known as John Doe in the lawsuit, said the ruling could send a message to other universities who may be overzealous in pursuing penalties against students accused of sexual misconduct.