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Mar 25, 2019

Duke pays $112.5M to settle lawsuit over faked research

Duke University will pay $112.5 million to the U.S. government to settle a False Claims Act lawsuit alleging that a technician falsified data to obtain lung research funding from federal agencies. The university announced the settlement March 25 as the terms were presented to U.S. District Judge Catherine Eagles of the Middle District of North […]

Aug 16, 2018

Judge dismisses lawsuits filed by Duke lacrosse accuser

DURHAM (AP) A North Carolina judge has dismissed lawsuits filed by the woman who gained attention for accusing a group of Duke University lacrosse players of raping her at a party. The Herald-Sun of Durham reports 40-year-old Crystal Mangum filed lawsuits against the Durham Police Department and the district attorney’s office in connection with a second-degree […]

Aug 1, 2018

Athlete, Duke resolve lawsuit over sexual misconduct policy

DURHAM (AP) A breach-of-contract lawsuit brought against Duke University by a soccer player accused of sexual misconduct has been resolved, but neither party will reveal the terms. The News & Observer reports the case ended July 30, months after Ciaran McKenna won a permanent injunction preventing Duke from punishing him with a six-semester suspension. Another student had […]

Feb 6, 2018

Judge: 5,500 doctors at 2 med schools covered by pay lawsuit

GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) — About 5,500 faculty will be represented in a class-action lawsuit alleging two prestigious North Carolina medical schools conspired to depress their wages by agreeing not to poach professors from each other. U.S. District Judge Catherine Eagles ruled Thursday that the lawsuit filed by former Duke University physician Dr. Danielle Seaman can […]

Sep 15, 2016

For many NC law schools, bar pass rates fail to rise

The Duke University law school didn’t sit a lot of graduates for July’s North Carolina bar examination, but just about every Blue Devil who took the test passed it. Overall, 23 of 24 graduates — including two repeat test-takers — conquered the bar. That’s a pass rate of 95.83 percent, up from 80.77 percent last […]

Aug 11, 2016

Duke University sued over retirement fees

Duke University is facing allegations that it breached its fiduciary duty to the university’s employees by steering them into retirement plans that charged “unreasonable and excessive” fees. A group of current and former Duke employees is seeking class-action status for a lawsuit that claims the university violated the federal Employee Retirement Income Security Act by […]

Apr 14, 2016

Judge dismisses Duke from lawsuit over parking incident

DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — A Durham County judge is dismissing Duke University from a lawsuit that helped spark a student sit-in that lasted a week. WRAL reports the judge on Wednesday dismissed the Durham university from the lawsuit alleging campus executive vice president Tallman Trask hit a parking attendant with his car and called her […]

Apr 7, 2016

Duke protesters reject offer by university’s president

DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — Duke University students participating in a sit-in have rejected a proposed initiative by the university to raise the minimum wage for its workers and hire an outside expert to review employee grievance procedures. News outlets report Duke President Richard Brodhead sent a letter to the campus community Wednesday, saying the university […]

Apr 5, 2016

Duke University president seeks end of 2-day sit-in protest

DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — Duke University’s president is trying to end a sit-in outside his office at the elite school. Duke President Richard Brodhead met Sunday with demonstrators who began their protest Friday inside the university’s main administrative building. University spokesman Michael Schoenfeld says nine students have camped in a waiting area outside Brodhead’s office. [&h[...]

Feb 20, 2015

Malcolm X conference planned on 50th anniversary of death

DURHAM (AP) — Duke University and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill will mark the 50th anniversary of Malcolm X’s assassination with a public conference at their schools. Scholars will discuss the life and teachings of Malcolm X and assess his relevance today for the U.S., Islam and the world. The conference will […]

Sep 23, 2014

Duke grad to head Delaware Supreme Court

Gov. Jack Markell has nominated the head judge of Delaware's Superior Court system to become the next state Supreme Court justice.

Jul 31, 2014

Contract – Breach of Contract – Declaratory Judgment – Summary Judgment

Social Sciences History Association v. Duke University (Lawyers Weekly No. 14-02-0722, 12 pp.) (Terrence W. Boyle, J.) 5:13-cv-00157; E.D.N.C.   Holding: The 1996 publishing and editing agreement between the plaintiff and Duke Press terminated on January 1, 2014, and the plaintiff may subsequently publish its journal Social Science History with the academic press of its […]

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