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Wednesday, November 01, 2006

Ind. Decisions - Supreme Court denied transfer in Bob Knight open door case

"High court won't hear suit over Knight firing" is the headline to this AP story from last Wed., Oct. 25th. Some quotes:

INDIANAPOLIS — The state Supreme Court has declined to hear a lawsuit accusing Indiana University of violating the state's open-meetings law in the days leading up to the firing of former basketball coach Bob Knight.

That brings the lawsuit filed by 46 fans six years ago to a dead end, with the university's actions being upheld. * * *

The fans claimed that the school's nine-member board of trustees illegally met in two private sessions with Brand to discuss Knight's status.

University attorneys argued that the sessions did not constitute a meeting under state law because a majority of the board members were not present for either one.

A Clark County judge appointed to hear the case ruled against the fans in May 2005, and the Indiana Court of Appeals upheld the decision in June. The Supreme Court on Thursday included the lawsuit on a list of cases it had declined to consider.

The list mentioned is the Oct. 20th trasfer list, available here. The decision is James R. Dillman, et al v. Trustees of Indiana University, summarized in this ILB entry from June 2, 2006.

Posted by Marcia Oddi on November 1, 2006 08:14 AM
Posted to Ind. Sup.Ct. Decisions