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USTA Fights Damages Hearing for Co-Defendant in Sex Assault Suit

July 21, 2021, 6:19 PM

The U.S. Tennis Association asked a federal court not to impose damages against a defaulting co-defendant while it’s still defending the suit brought by a once nationally ranked player who alleges she was sexually abused by a coach as a juvenile.

Kansas City Racquet Club was found in default earlier this month after failing to answer or respond to the complaint filed by the player, who then asked for a hearing on damages.

But holding a damages hearing “at this early stage of the case will result in possible inconsistency in damages and liability determinations,” and prejudice USTA, the association ...

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