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Lawsuit against Jackson State AD dismissed

JACKSON, MS (Mississippi News Now) -

U.S. District Judge William H. Barbour, Jr. has dismissed the sexual harassment lawsuit filed against Jackson State University, JSU Director of Athletics Dr. Vivian L. Fuller and JSU President Carolyn W. Meyers by former JSU employee Lolita Ward.

According to the ruling, the court "found that Ward has failed to show that there exists genuine issues of material fact with respect to any of the claims alleged in her amended complaint.

University Communications Executive Director Eric Stringfellow said university officials applauded the court's decision.

"Since the beginning of the case, our position has been that the lawsuit was without merit. The U.S. District Court's dismissal of Lolita Ward's lawsuit vindicates the university," Stringfellow said.

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission investigated Ward's allegations and wasn't able to find violations of any statutes.

Fuller is still a defendant in five other active lawsuits.

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