University of Arkansas, ex-student settle in rape lawsuit

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) - The University of Arkansas and a former student reached a settlement agreement in a lawsuit alleging school officials acted with “deliberate indifference” after she reported being sexually assaulted by another student on campus.

The student will receive $100,000 in the settlement, with another $15,000 going to her attorneys to cover legal expenses.

The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette reports a jury trial had been scheduled for March.

Both sides filed a joint stipulation on Monday in U.S. District Court in Fayetteville that the case be dismissed with prejudice, so it cannot be filed again. 

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