The Associated Press
reports that a federal appeals court has ruled a jury
should hear the sexual harassment lawsuit filed by a former North Carolina player Melissa Jennings
against her coach, Anson Dorrance
Jennings accused Dorrance of sexually
harassing team members by asking about their sexual activity.
The decision, described as "rare" by AP, from the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Richmond, Va., comes nine years
after Jennings and another player, Debbie Keller
, sued Dorrance, the university and officials who dealt with her harassment accusations. Keller's portion of the case was settled in March
2004. In October 2004, U.S. District Court Judge N. Carlton Tilley Jr
. had dismissed Jennings' lawsuit.