law / sexual harassment Ludlow lawsuit dismissed February 5, 2015 jennysaul1 Comment More here. Share this:ShareFacebookEmailTwitterRedditPrintLike this:Like Loading... Related
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(I also made this comment at the Daily Nous.)
By dismissing Prof. Ludlow’s complaints, the court effectively asserted a conditional: EVEN IF every statement in the plaintiff’s complaint is true, the case is not one a court has the power to deal with. So, if Prof. Ludlow’s complaint says X, the court’s opinion will be written as if X were true, even though no evidence regarding the truth or falsity of his claims has been considered.
As members of the profession, we should keep this in mind: the court considered no evidence regarding the truth or falsity of any of Prof. Ludlow’s claims about either Prof. Lackey or [PhD student]. Nothing in the court’s opinion constitutes evidence for or against Prof. Ludlow’s claims about our colleagues.
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