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Former Iowa student continues with harassment lawsuit

IOWA CITY (AP) -- A former University of Iowa student will proceed with her federal sexual harassment lawsuit against a former professor who committed suicide.

Melissa Rose Walding Milligan alleges professor Mark Weiger regularly made sexual remarks and verbally harassed her while also having a sexual relationship with another student during the 2006-2007 school year.

Walding Milligan filed the lawsuit against Weiger and the university in early November. Weiger was found dead in his car in his garage on Nov. 12. Autopsy results indicated he committed suicide through carbon monoxide poisoning.

Walding Milligan filed a motion on Monday to substitute Weiger with a representative of his estate. The university agreed.

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