Jury Rejects Lawsuit Against UW

Laramie, WY – A federal jury has rejected a lawsuit that a former professor filed against the University of Wyoming.

Dr. Frederick Scherr had claimed in his lawsuit that he was retaliated against after reporting that Dr. James Broomfield, the director UW's Family Practice Residency Program, was sexually harassing employees.

Scherr had claimed he was pressured by the university to stop bringing up the issue and that Broomfield threatened him. Scherr said he was eventually demoted and his salary cut, prompting him to resign in 2004.

The trial on Scherr's case took eight days before U.S. District Judge Alan Johnson. The jury last week deliberated for three hours before ruling in favor of UW and Broomfield.