Bloomberg Law
Sept. 1, 2021, 9:45 PM

Syracuse Seeks to End Suit Over Student Athlete Assault Claims

Peter Hayes
Peter Hayes

Syracuse University asked a federal trial court to dismiss a sex discrimination lawsuit by a student who alleges the school failed to take action against a star lacrosse player she accuses of stalking and assaulting her, despite knowing of his violent behavior.

The plaintiff, identified as Jane Doe, alleges SU men’s lacrosse player Chase Scanlan confronted her in April and “in a fit of jealousy, smashed her cell phone, and squeezed the breath from her lungs to the point that plaintiff feared for her life,” according to the complaint filed in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of ...