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Fired Ohio State Director: No Remedy For Band 'Injustice'

A judge has thrown out former OSU Marching Band director Jon Waters' discrimination lawsuit.

Ohio State University's fired marching band director says after watching courts toss both his lawsuits seeking relief he now sees "for some injustices, there are just no legal remedies."

A federal judge Friday dismissed Waters' civil rights lawsuit that alleges reverse discrimination.

Waters was fired in July 2014 for ignoring a "sexualized culture" inside what fans call The Best Damn Band in the Land. He denied wrongdoing and filed the lawsuit seeking reinstatement and damages. A second defamation suit filed in state court was dismissed last month.

Waters said he'll weigh his legal options, but Friday's decision will likely end his two-year legal battle. His lawyers say Waters' funds are exhausted.

Waters said the suits sought to restore his and the band's reputations after a damaging report he calls flawed.

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