Trial date set in university civil suit

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    The civil case filed by a former student against the university will go to trial May 2 pending additional motions to dismiss, according to a pretrial hearing held Wednesday.

    The plaintiff, identified as K.S. in the suit, alleges that TCU fraudulently misrepresented campus safety. Susan Hutchison, one of the plaintiff’s attorneys, said the trial would not begin immediately because TCU’s defense attorneys had requested extra time to depose an expert on date-rape drugs.

    According to documents filed by K.S., she was drugged and sexually assaulted in 2006 by three former university athletes: Virgil Taylor, Lorenzo Jones and Shannon Behling. Criminal charges were dropped in 2008. K.S. filed her civil case in 2008.

    At the time of publication, TCU attorneys had not replied for comment.

    Check back at DailySkiff.com for updates as the trial progresses.