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Harassment lawsuit settled


IOWA CITY (KWWL) -- A former student at the University of Iowa will receive a $130,000 settlement after filing a federal sexual harassment lawsuit.

Melissa Milligan had filed a complaint about the behavior of her then music professor Mark Weiger.

The music professor committed suicide by carbon monoxide poisoning about a week after the lawsuit was filed in November 2008.

Milligan had filed a complaint about Weiger's behavior before she filed the lawsuit. She claimed the school did nothing to remedy the situation. School officials said they investigated the claims but Weiger remained on the faculty in good standing.




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