Judge to consider dismissing lawsuit alleging UC failed to protect former student

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UC Berkeley graduate Milanca Lopez lived in the campus-managed University Village housing complex with her 6-year-old son prior to her death in a car accident in May.

At the UC Board of Regent’s request, a U.S. District Court judge will consider next Thursday whether to dismiss a lawsuit alleging that the university neglected to protect a former student and her son from domestic violence.
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Lawsuit criticizes university’s handling of alleged domestic abuse

A lawsuit filed May 16 against the UC Board of Regents and a UC Berkeley housing employee found fault with the university’s response to alleged reports of domestic abuse on university premises. The lawsuit was filed by the parents of 22-year-old UC Berkeley alumna Milanca Lopez and her 6-year-old son
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