UNK Seeks Protective Order Against Federal Government Attorneys



The University of Nebraska at Kearney is seeking a protective order to prevent what it says is a fishing expedition by federal government attorneys. An attorney for UNK says the federal government attorneys are demanding more than 51,000 electronically stored documents regarding any person with a disability that sought any type of accommodation from UNK. The school says that's overly broad and would cost it nearly $159,000 to produce and review. The U.S. Justice Department filed suit against the university in 2011, after it denied the request from a female student to keep a dog in her university-owned apartment. The dog had been prescribed to help her cope with depression and anxiety.

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