Hearing scheduled in alum. suit

By The Dartmouth Web Staff | 11/23/09 1:29pm



Chris Parker / The Dartmouth Staff

The hear­ing for the Col­lege’s mo­tion for sum­mary judg­ment in the on­go­ing alumni law­suit has been sched­uled for Dec. 4. With sum­mary judg­ment, a judge de­cides a case with­out a trial.
The cur­rent suit is the sec­ond to cen­ter on the issue of par­ity on the Col­lege’s Board of Trustees be­tween alumni-elected and Board-se­lected mem­bers. The first suit, brought by the As­so­ci­a­tion of Alumni in Oc­to­ber 2007, ar­gued that the Board’s re­cent de­ci­sion to add eight Board-se­lected mem­bers vi­o­lated an 1891 doc­u­ment that the plain­tiffs said legally re­quired the Board to main­tain par­ity. The As­so­ci­a­tion with­drew the suit in spring 2008 after alumni op­posed to the suit swept all 11 seats in elec­tions to fill the As­so­ci­a­tion’s ex­ec­u­tive com­mit­tee.
Re­lated Ar­ti­cles:
Zy­wicki ’88 files am­i­cus brief in alumni law­suit More»
Alumni file new brief in suit against the Col­lege More»
Sum­mary judg­ment sought in alumni suit More»

No­tice Sched­ul­ing Sum­mary Judg­ment Hear­ing

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