A University of Vermont student from Connecticut, who was accused of touching a female student inappropriately, filed a lawsuit on Nov. 16 against the university, its trustees and several staff members. The suspended sophomore, named John Doe in the lawsuit, alleges that he did not receive a fair hearing and that his civil rights were violated. … According to the lawsuit, it was unclear if John Doe knew he was allowed to call a lawyer. During the sanctioning procedure “despite repeatedly noting” the hearing was not meant to address the allegations, the panel asked John Doe questions about his alleged actions as if he was on trial, according to the lawsuit. … John Doe demanded unnamed damages and that all records of his supposed misconduct be expunged, according to the lawsuit filed by Carolyn Cole of Cole Associates Civil Law of Lebanon, New Hampshire, and Andrew Miltenberg of Nesenoff and Miltenberg, LLP of New York.