Skip to comments.Duke, insurer hope to settle on lacrosse case
Posted on 10/12/2010 3:16:16 AM PDT by abb
Duke University and the insurance company it sued to recoup some of the settlement costs linked to the Duke lacrosse case hope to settle their differences within the next month.
The National Union Fire Insurance Co., an affiliate of insurance giant AIG, and Duke have been wrangling over whether the company should reimburse the university for costs tied to the confidential settlements of lawsuits with three former lacrosse players and the former lacrosse coach.
In a court document filed Friday in federal court, Duke and the company acknowledged that settlement talks had been held.
"The parties are hopeful that they will be able to resolve this dispute at the November 4 mediation and have agreed that it is preferable to avoid incurring significant expenses," the parties said.
Initially, the company said it was left in the dark and shouldn't have to pay for any of the settlement costs. It said university officials violated the contract by not telling the company about the settlement until after the fact. The university argued that it was barred from disclosing information because of the settlement's confidentiality clause.
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If Duke would have fired Coach K for standing up for what was right, it was time to retire. Retiring would have been a “win” in that situation.
What would have probably resulted would have been an earlier end to the insanity, and K would still be coach. Brodhead and the faculty don’t have that much power, when it comes to Duke hoops, especially when they are/were provably in the wrong.
“Nuts and flakes” describes the vast majority of the modern liberal arts professoriate, and an even larger majority of those with “Studies” in their college’s/school’s title.
they will not learn from this....it’ll happen again....soft and mushy white folk love to bend over backwards to minorities just to seem “fair” and “diverse” even if it means dumping everyone else’s constitutional rights..