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Chicago Cubs owner sued for harassment retaliation

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OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Two Nebraska women are suing the founder of TD Ameritrade and an owner of the Chicago Cubs, claiming he fired them from his Omaha-based charity after they complained of sexual harassment.

Patricia Davis and Patricia Duncan filed a federal lawsuit against Joe Ricketts and the Opportunity Education Foundation. The charity provides educational opportunities to children in developing nations.

The lawsuit alleges Ricketts re-hired the charity's chief operating officer shortly after the COO was fired amid the women's complaints. The suit alleges the COO often commented about Davis' legs and cleavage and once putted a golf ball into Duncan's office, saying "I'm trying to get into your hole."

The Nebraska Equal Opportunity Commission found reasonable cause of retaliation but not of sexual harassment.

Ricketts' attorney said Wednesday the lawsuit was meritless.

Copyright 2011 The Associated Press.

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