Case Western Reserve University law dean takes leave due to lawsuit

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Case Western Reserve University Law School Dean Lawrence Mitchell, facing a lawsuit by a professor who contends Mitchell retaliated against him for reporting potentially inappropriate sexual conduct, is taking a leave of absence.

Mitchell sent an e-mail this morning to faculty, staff and students at the law school saying he was stepping back from the school.

“The recent initiation of litigation against the university and me, however, has proven to be a distraction to all of us,” he wrote.

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