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Litigation update

The following is provided as background information about the civil court cases filed against K-State by Sara Weckhorst and Tessa Farmer. These cases were dismissed by the plaintiffs on Nov. 26, 2019. K-State provided no monetary payment or other form of compensation to either plaintiff.  

University statements 

Title IX litigation against K-State dismissed (Nov. 26, 2019)

Federal court affirms previous ruling, authorizes K-State petition (Aug. 24, 2017)

Federal court dismisses majority of Title IX lawsuits (March 14, 2017)
 

Public court documents

Weckhorst v. KSU, Case No. 2016-cv-02255

Nov. 26, 2019

Stipulated Dismissal of Actions with Prejudice PDF

March 18, 2019

Appeals Brief from the United States District Court for the District of Kansas for the Farmer and Weckhorst cases PDF 

Aug. 24, 2017

Denial of Reconsideration PDF

Grant of Appeal PDF

Mar. 14, 2017

Memorandum and Order on K-State’s Motion to Dismiss, K-State’s Motion to Strike and Plaintiff’s Motion for Leave to Amend the Complaint PDF

Jan. 31, 2017

Motion for Leave to File Sur-reply 
in Opposition to Plaintiff’s Motion for Leave to Amend and Memorandum in Support PDF

Sur-reply in Opposition to Plaintiff’s Motion for Leave to File First Amended Complaint PDF

Aug. 18, 2016

Response to the
 Statement of Interest of the United States PDF

Dec. 19, 2016

Memorandum in Opposition to Plaintiff's Motion for Leave to File First Amended Complaint PDF

July 25, 2016

Reply Brief in Support of Motion to Dismiss PDF

May 27, 2016

Memorandum in Support of Motion to Dismiss PDF




Farmer v. KSU, Case No. 2016-cv-02256

Nov. 26, 2019

Stipulated Dismissal of Actions with Prejudice PDF

March 18, 2019

Appeals Brief from the United States District Court for the District of Kansas for the Farmer and Weckhorst cases PDF

Aug. 24, 2017

Grant of Appeal PDF

Mar. 14, 2017

Memorandum and Order on K-State’s Motion to Dismiss PDF

Aug. 18, 2016

Response to the
 Statement of Interest of the United States PDF

July 25, 2016

Reply Brief in Support of Motion to Dismiss PDF

May 27, 2016

Memorandum in Support of Motion to Dismiss PDF



Anyone seeking additional court records in these cases can click on the following link for more information: http://www.ksd.uscourts.gov/case-information.

More information on K-State's policies, procedures and programs for responding to reports of sexual misconduct is available from K-State's Office of Institutional Equity and K-State's Center for Advocacy, Response, and Education. Helping students will always remain a K-State priority.