- Associated Press - Friday, December 26, 2014

SIOUX CITY, Iowa (AP) - A judge has trimmed the sexual harassment lawsuit filed against the Sioux City and former city manager Paul Eckert.

U.S. District Judge Mark Bennett said in a ruling filed Monday that several claims Brittany Scott used fell outside the statute of limitations. Bennett is allowing the case to proceed on Scott’s claim that she was denied a full-time administrative assistant position in 2012 in retaliation for her complaints about Eckert. The trial is scheduled to begin on March 30.

Scott has said Eckert made sexual overtures starting in 2000 that stopped after she talked to council members about him. Scott says he retaliated by demoting her. Eckert has said the allegations are baseless.

Eckert resigned in August 2013 to take a city manager’s position in Mt. Shasta, California.

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