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      Trial Date Set in Lawsuit Against UNK

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      A trial date has been set in U.S. District Court for a federal lawsuit against the University of Nebraska Kearney.

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

      The trial is set to begin Feb. 9, 2015 in Lincoln.

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