Judge rules UNCW must pay professor $700,000 for legal fees

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Submitted: Wed, 06/11/2014 - 12:21am
Updated: Wed, 06/11/2014 - 4:40am

By Adam Wagner

The University of North Carolina Wilmington has to pay more than $700,000 in legal fees in a civil suit involving one of its own professors, a federal judge ruled Tuesday.

Malcolm J. Howard, a senior U.S. District Court judge, ruled UNCW has to pay $698,131.50 in legal fees and $12,495 in non-taxable costs, according to court documents. As part of his ruling, Howard agreed with UNCW that some of the extra costs, such as expensive lunches and dinners and redundant travel, were excessive.

The Alliance Defending Freedom, which defended Adams, could not be reached for comment Tuesday. As of press time, a UNCW spokeswoman also was unable to provide comment on the case.

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  • Monkey Junction says:

    I am not saying that Erlkoenig is Brian Berger but has anyone ever seen the both of them in the same room at the same time?

  • Erlkoenig says:

    Those cornball libs with their “coexist” bumper stickers are being forced to coexist.

  • guesty says:

    This time what Erlkoenig posted actually makes sense and isn’t rambling so I don’t think he is BB.

  • Tim says:

    The chancellor and trustees at UNCW should pay these legal bills out of their own pockets! Adams should never have been forced to go to court to protect his rights. UNCW trustees should have demanded that the administration settle this case years ago. This is what happens when turstees are appointed who are nothing more than “yes men” for the chancellor. Is the Republican legislature listening? Or will they keep on appointing RINOs and Democrats to the UNC system trustee boards? Time for a shake-up.

  • Robert Green says:

    Finally , the knockout punch to this liberal indoctrination camp. Unfortunately , these bureaucrats will pass the bill to the taxpayers as usual. These misguided individuals have no trouble paying men to coach young men how to dribble a basketball with handsome salaries in a dysfunctional and cash strapped athletic program. There is no diversity of opinion at a majority of the public universities in America. Foolish to appeal the verdict and burden the taxpayers any further.

  • taxpayer$$$ says:

    And the sanctions against the administrators responsible are…?

    What do they care if the school and the taxpayers are on the hook for their folly?

    How will they, individually and severally, be held responsible???

  • guest6366 says:

    regardless of whether you support Mike Adams or UNCW, certainly they have a fiduciary duty to the students and parents who are being gutted for tuition. They have a responsibility to stop the bleeding. Either settle the suit or pay the fees, drop it and move on. Surely their own legal costs are astronomical as well. If they had paid when they first lost they could have saved themselves millions of dollars. Instead, since it’s other people’s money, they continue to beat their chests at possibly being caught out and throw more money at their egos and lawyers. END IT UNCW.

  • taxpayer says:

    Is this judgement a result of “the Dub’s” appeal of the earlier verdict?

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