Judge Dismisses Part of Lawsuit Against CMU Coach

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A judge has dismissed parts of a lawsuit against Central Michigan University and its women's basketball coach, who was accused of ending a scholarship partly because a player wasn't a lesbian.
CMU denies the allegations. U.S. District Judge Thomas Ludington did not rule on the merits of Brooke Heike's claims this week. But he says CMU, coach Sue Guevara and other officials can't be sued in federal court in their official capacity.
CMU says Heike lost her scholarship in 2008 because of an unwillingness to work hard.
Heike's lawyer, Cindy Rhodes Victor, said Friday she'll try to get around the immunity issue by filing a second lawsuit in state court. Despite the judge's ruling, Victor says she still can pursue Guevara in her personal capacity in federal court.



 
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