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Appeals Court Sides With California Regents In UCLA Attack

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A state appeals court says a woman who was attacked by a classmate at UCLA cannot hold the university responsible.

A division of the 2nd District Court of Appeals ruled this week that a public university has no general obligation to protect its students from crimes committed by other students.

The 2-1 ruling came in a negligence lawsuit filed against the University of California regents by Katherine Rosen. Her attorney says he'll appeal.

Rosen was attacked with a kitchen knife in 2009 in a chemistry lab. Damon Thompson was found not guilty by reason of insanity.

Rosen said school officials failed to warn students that Thompson was potentially violent despite being made aware of his paranoid and threatening behavior.

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