Trial Set for Lawsuit Against UNK

UNK_NODOGS(AP) — A trial has been scheduled next year in a federal lawsuit that alleged the University of Nebraska at Kearney denied a student the chance to keep a therapy dog in her university-owned apartment.

The trial will be held in U.S. District Court in Lincoln. It is scheduled to begin Feb. 9, 2015.

The U.S. Justice Department sued the university and the University of Nebraska Board of Regents in November 2011, saying the university unlawfully denied Brittany Hamilton the chance to keep a 4-pound miniature pinscher named Butch in her university-owned apartment a mile off campus to cope with depression and anxiety.