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MSU Wants Sexual Assault Lawsuit Dropped

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Montana State University lawyers asked a federal judge to dismiss a sexual assault lawsuit against the university Monday.

A woman filed the suit against MSU and former music professor Suichi Komiyama earlier this month, claiming Komiyama repeatedly sexually assaulted her in 2010.

The civil suit filed earlier this month seeks unspecified damages.

It includes counts of negligent hiring and violations of Title IX and civil rights.

MSU's attorneys said they want the charges against the university to be dropped because they already settled the case after the woman filed a complaint with the Montana Human Rights Bureau.

Documents said Komiyama was on probation for two felony convictions for sexually assaulting a former student in California at the time of these alleged assaults.

The plaintiff said the university should have been aware of this and was negligent in hiring him.

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