COLUMBUS, OH (AP) - A federal appeals court ruled Friday partly in favor of a male Miami University student who says he was unfairly disciplined by the school that found he violated its sexual-assault policy.
A three-judge panel upheld a lower court's dismissal of several claims against Miami University.
But it found the student was able to support a "reasonable inference of gender discrimination" and sent the case back to U.S. district court.
Miami officials said they were disappointed in the decision and are committed to a "fair and impartial" disciplinary process.
The student said most Miami sexual misconduct cases are against males who are found responsible without fair hearings.
A female student said she agreed to some sexual activity in the 2014 encounter with the student, but then told him to stop. He says he was too drunk to remember.