- Associated Press - Friday, August 14, 2015

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - The Oregon Court of Appeals has ruled that the state isn’t obligated to pay the legal fees for a former Eastern Oregon University administrator who successfully defended himself against a lawsuit accusing him of raping a co-worker.

The Oregonian reports (http://bit.ly/1LaJcx7 ) Robert Davis sought $100,000 from the state for his defense costs, arguing that he had been sued for something that allegedly occurred on the job.

But a three-judge panel Wednesday upheld the ruling by a Union County Circuit judge stating that sexual intercourse wasn’t within Davis’ duty as a university employee.

Marla Johnson accused Davis of raping her while on a work trip in Atlanta in February 2006. A Union County Circuit jury ruled in favor of Davis, who said the sex was consensual.

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Information from: The Oregonian, http://www.oregonlive.com

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