University gets extension to respond to former student’s lawsuit

GW now has 45 more days to respond to the lawsuit former student Jordan Nott filed this October against the University, in which he alleges that he was suspended, removed from his dorm and barred from campus following his decision to seek mental health treatment at the Counseling Center and GW Hospital.

The University was originally scheduled to issue its response to the lawsuit Wednesday with the D.C. Superior Court, but instead filed the motion for an enlargement of time. Tracy Schario, GW’s director of Media Relations, said such a move is not uncommon.

On Dec. 21, District Hospital Partners, which has an 80 percent stake in GW Hospital and owns the facility jointly with the University, responded to Nott’s initial complaint. DHP said it “generally denies all allegations of liability.”

-Ryan Holeywell

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