Ga. Supreme Court affirms Agnes Scott ruling

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt July 22, 2014
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The Georgia Supreme Court has rejected a motion from Agnes Scott attorneys to reconsider its decision allowing a woman falsely accused of sexual assault to sue campus police officers.

According to the Daily Report, lawyers for Agnes Scott asked the Supreme Court to vacate its earlier ruling because it wasn’t made within the limits of the “two-term rule.” The rule sets a deadline for when justices must rule on cases. To read the full story, click here.

Justices ruled in June that Agnes Scott police officers were not legally immune from any liability for their actions in the 2009 incident. According to 11 Alive, an Agnes Scott student falsely accused University of Tennessee student Amanda Hartley of sexually assaulting her in her dorm room at Agnes Scott. On the basis of those allegations, Hartley was extradited to DeKalb County from Tennessee and held in the jail for three weeks. Hartley provided proof she was in Tennessee at the time of the alleged incident, and prosecutors dropped the charges, according to 11 Alive.

The Daily Report article notes that Hartley was seeking a $10 million judgment against the college.

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