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WacoTrib By PHILLIP ERICKSEN 2/7/2019

A federal judge this week expedited the principal Title IX case against Baylor University, ruling that the pretrial procedures established for the first 10 plaintiffs would also apply to the remaining five plaintiffs.

Three lawsuits, encompassing 15 women who allege that Baylor officials mishandled their sexual assault complaints, will be consolidated into one bundle for discovery and pretrial purposes, U.S. District Judge Robert Pitman ruled in a win for the plaintiffs.

After a lengthy and contentious discovery process in the first 10-plaintiff lawsuit, lawyers representing all 15 women were pleased by the ruling.

“It makes things much, much more efficient,” Waco attorney Jim Dunnam said. “We don’t have to repeat as many things and we’ve obviously had concerns of Baylor continuing to slow down the process. This, at least, makes it a little more difficult for them to slow down the process.”

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