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Duke settles federal case with former lacrosse players
Greensboro news and Record ^

Posted on 02/28/2013 8:09:31 AM PST by AppyPappy

DURHAM — Duke University and 38 members of its 2005-06 men’s lacrosse team notified a federal judge on Wednesday that they’d settled the players’ lawsuit out of court.

(Excerpt) Read more at news-record.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; News/Current Events; US: North Carolina
KEYWORDS: athletes; athletics; duke; dukelax; dukeu; lacrosse; lawsuit

1 posted on 02/28/2013 8:09:38 AM PST by AppyPappy
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To: AppyPappy

They should have also sued each and every professor that signed the petition assuming their guilt.


2 posted on 02/28/2013 8:13:23 AM PST by Jonty30 (What Islam and secularism have in common is that they are both death cults.)
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To: Jonty30

I wonder how this was received in the Martin family attorney’s offices today.


3 posted on 02/28/2013 8:15:59 AM PST by Mouton (108th MI Group.....68-71)
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To: abb; Maelstorm; MitchellC

Ping!


4 posted on 02/28/2013 8:16:45 AM PST by Albion Wilde (Gun control is hitting what you aim at. -- Chuck Norris)
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To: AppyPappy

The brilliant minds of Duke University were led into the gutter by Al Sharpton, a street hustler from the hood. I hope they paid plenty for the experience.


5 posted on 02/28/2013 8:23:42 AM PST by Baynative (Lord, keep your arm around my shoulder and your hand over my mouth.)
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To: Baynative

They didn’t need Sharpton. They could find that gutter all by themselves.

I’ve always said it, as a 5-year resident of Durham (thankfully no more), it’s a poisonous, evil place. And Duke is the worst part of it...a mixture of ultra-liberal guilty white academics sitting in the middle of a town run by black racists and white enablers. The second that Crazy Crystal Mangum started claiming rape, those students were never going to get a fair hearing either from the university or the city. It’s a measure of how far everything went that it took a Democratic state attorney general to slap down fellow Rat Mike Nifong and completely exonerate the three students of all charges.

Mangum, BTW, is sitting in jail up on murder charges for stabbing her last boyfriend to death.

}:-)4


6 posted on 02/28/2013 8:28:41 AM PST by Moose4 (SHALL. NOT. BE. INFRINGED.)
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To: AppyPappy

How much did they sue for? I wonder how much they got?


7 posted on 02/28/2013 8:29:21 AM PST by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS. This Means Liberals and (L)libertarians! Same Thing. NO LIBS!!)
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To: Responsibility2nd

‘twould be interesting to now...


8 posted on 02/28/2013 8:37:16 AM PST by Eric in the Ozarks (NRA Life Member)
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To: Responsibility2nd
‘twould be interesting to know...
9 posted on 02/28/2013 8:37:16 AM PST by Eric in the Ozarks (NRA Life Member)
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To: AppyPappy

How very sweet it is!!!!!!!!!!


10 posted on 02/28/2013 8:38:07 AM PST by jmaroneps37 (Conservatism is truth. Liberalism is lies.)
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To: Jonty30

Amen. Those cretins absolutely refuse to apologize for their reprehensible behavior. Instead, they blame the media and bloggers for publicizing their ad — basically, they’re blaming the witnesses of their crime.

The ring leader is the worst of all. A professor of African American studies who maintains that their actions were justified because of all the racism in this country. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Group_of_88

Thank you politically correct America. You have unleashed a Pandora’s box of victim-mentality behavior that will never be taken back.


11 posted on 02/28/2013 8:42:33 AM PST by NohSpinZone (First thing we do, let's kill all the lawyers)
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To: AppyPappy

If you had access to all of the ‘settled out of court’ cases involving universities, you wouldn’t have to look for additional reading material for quite a long time.


12 posted on 02/28/2013 8:43:22 AM PST by pieceofthepuzzle
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To: Jonty30

Amen to that. And the local media too. Warning: if you are a white male in America you will be taken down. Warning Back: White males are pissed.


13 posted on 02/28/2013 8:48:58 AM PST by Deathtomarxists (Pantyhose are groovy baby, try some on today!)
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To: Responsibility2nd
How much did they sue for? I wonder how much they got?

Unfortunately, they probably got very little, because the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit threw out most of their case last month.

14 posted on 02/28/2013 8:50:39 AM PST by Lurking Libertarian (Non sub homine, sed sub Deo et lege)
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To: Responsibility2nd

Duke’s endowment as of 2012 was $5.5 billion dollars. That’s billion - 5,600 million dollars. (and their earnings on it are tax free).

I expect they could pay out what would seem like a fairly lucrative settlement out the earnings from their endowment, and it would barely be noticed.

And alumni sheep (with sheepskins to prove it) will continue to donate.


15 posted on 02/28/2013 8:51:04 AM PST by Stosh
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To: AppyPappy

Not enough bad things can happen to Mike Nifong, IMHO.


16 posted on 02/28/2013 8:52:26 AM PST by muir_redwoods (Don't fire until you see the blue of their helmets)
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To: abb

You’’re probably already aware of this.


17 posted on 02/28/2013 8:55:24 AM PST by Enterprise ("Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities." Voltaire)
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To: AppyPappy
you can bet $$$$...absolutely NO penalties for the "righteously / Indignant"
university bureaucrats/professors & city officials who made these charges.
(mindless/moronic/liberal...sorry, i repeat myself)
...while these students went through HELL, after some "dancer"
sought to play "the system" (fame/$$$$)"

18 posted on 02/28/2013 8:55:24 AM PST by skinkinthegrass (who'll take tomorrow,$pend it all today;who can take your income,tax it all away..0'Blowfly can :-)
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To: AppyPappy
Maybe it’s a good thing that my kids could never be accepted by that ultra liberal cesspool Duke. If my son had wound up in that situation he would be in prison right now.

Only because the kids parents were rich were they able to hire the best law team available.

Still amazes me that Nifong is not in prison and can walk down the street a free man. Where have all the vigilantes gone?

19 posted on 02/28/2013 8:57:29 AM PST by CodeJockey
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To: Deathtomarxists

Warning: if you are a white male in America you will be taken down.

Not this white male. He is pissed.


20 posted on 02/28/2013 9:07:57 AM PST by lesko
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To: NohSpinZone
From the wiki article:

In three departments, more than half of faculty signed the statement. The department with the highest proportion of signatories was African and African-American Studies (AAAS), with 80%. Just over 72% of the Women's Studies faculty signed the statement, Cultural Anthropology 60%, Romance Studies 44.8%, Literature 41.7%, English 32.2%, Art & Art History 30.7%, and History 25%.

No faculty members from the Pratt School of Engineering or full-time law professors signed the document. Other departments that had no faculty members sign the document include Biological Anthropology and Anatomy, Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Economics, Genetics, Germanic Languages/Literature, Psychology and Neuroscience, Religion, and Slavic and Eurasian Studies.

In other words the professors of subjects of which the graduates can actually get a job didn't sign; the professors of future community organizers and unemployed OWS fleabaggers did.

21 posted on 02/28/2013 9:08:38 AM PST by fungoking (Tis a pleasure to live in the Ozarks)
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To: fungoking

You said it well! Touche.


22 posted on 02/28/2013 9:31:02 AM PST by NohSpinZone (First thing we do, let's kill all the lawyers)
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To: fungoking

Very interesting and proof once again that many things are taught in college that are little more than Bull.

Only the ignorant even sign up for crap like that.

African studies. I can place them in any Fire Department or Police Department in the larger cities of this country and they will learn more about African-American studies in 6 months than they would learn in 40 years of college BS courses.


23 posted on 02/28/2013 9:37:40 AM PST by Venturer
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To: AppyPappy

Good to see some retribution for this awful case of Black Ku Klux Klan Racism.....and the White Guilt Liberals who conspired with it.

Even sadder....we have a number of GOP White Guilt Liberals in my area who are aiding the Black Ku Klux Klan in lynching George Zimmerman. My county will someday have to cough up settlement money to the Zimmerman family....after we spend millions trying to lynch them first.

At least I can work to make sure our Dukes and Nifongs .....Gov Rick Scott and AG Dark Meat Bondi....are primaried out next year. Your Seminole County will be working on that


24 posted on 02/28/2013 9:38:06 AM PST by SeminoleCounty (GOP = Greenlighting Obama's Programs)
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To: fungoking

You nailed it. Professors with a little intelligence and knowledge of how the rule of law is intended to work wouldn’t debase themselves by signing.

The leftist, racist liberal arts scum couldn’t sign it fast enough.


25 posted on 02/28/2013 10:29:10 AM PST by jazusamo ("Mercy to the guilty is cruelty to the innocent." -- Adam Smith)
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To: Moose4

The terms of the settlement weren’t disclosed, but I hope it was huge. However, it’s too bad it will cause no real pain for the nasty hearts that perpetrated the hate game.


26 posted on 02/28/2013 2:08:10 PM PST by Baynative (Lord, keep your arm around my shoulder and your hand over my mouth.)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

Thanks AppyPappy.

Did these athletes (former athletes at this point) ever sue the various faculty members for their libels?


27 posted on 02/28/2013 5:54:11 PM PST by SunkenCiv (Romney would have been worse, if you're a dumb ass.)
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