OMAHA, Nebraska — Jury trial has been set in the case of a man who accuses Creighton University in a lawsuit of discriminating against him because he is deaf.
The trial is set for the week of Aug. 20 in Omaha's federal court.
The trial comes after the U.S. 8th Circuit Court of Appeals in March said a jury should be allowed to decide whether Creighton discriminated against medical school student Michael Argenyi's (ar-GEN'-ee). The ruling reversed a lower court's dismissal of Argenyi's lawsuit.
Argenyi was accepted to Creighton's medical school after disclosing that he was hearing-impaired and requesting accommodations for his disability to allow him to follow lectures and communicate with patients.
He sued in 2009, after he was forced out of the school when the university refused his requests for interpreters.