Isha Kamara filed a Title IX complaint against the University of Maryland, but missed the 90-day window to serve process. The district court found “no reasoned basis” to extend the deadline, despite Kamara’s argument that service was impeded by the pandemic-related shutdown of the university campus.

According to a May 9 opinion by U.S. Magistrate Judge Gina L. Simms of the District of Maryland, Kamara filed her complaint on Oct. 19, 2020, alleging a sexually hostile environment after the university was “non-responsive” to her complaints following an alleged sexual assault.