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It's Over....

Discussion in 'Colorado Football Message Board' started by unionbuff, Dec 5, 2007.

  1. unionbuff

    unionbuff Club Member Club Member

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    Per Daily Camera --


    CU settles Lisa Simpson lawsuit for $2.5 million
    Rocky Mountain News
    Originally published 08:33 a.m., December 5, 2007
    Updated 08:42 a.m., December 5, 2007


    The University of Colorado will pay Lisa Simpson $2.5 million to settle her lawsuit against the school, a CU official said this morning.

    A press conference is planned for 10 a.m.

    Simpson sued the school after a December 2001 off-campus party attended by CU football players and recruits, where Simpson and Anne Gilmore said they were assaulted.

    Their Title IX lawsuit said the assaults were the result of an environment fostered by CU's athletic department.

    The school will pay Simpson $2.5 million to settle the lawsuit, said Ken McConnellogue, associate vice president for university relations. Gilmore will receive $350,000.

    The school also will add a Title IX adviser and a half-time position in the Office of Victim Assistance as part of the settlement, McConnellogue said.
     
  2. RuffBuff

    RuffBuff Club Member Club Member

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    good grief
     
  3. Bone Buff

    Bone Buff Well-Known Member

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    Seems a little low for almost 5 years of crap. Oh well. We can FINALLY move on for good.
     
  4. RuffBuff

    RuffBuff Club Member Club Member

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    now she can get that lipo, nose job and face lift she so desperately needs. ick
     
  5. absinthe

    absinthe Ambitious but rubbish. Club Member Junta Member

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    sometimes its better to throw a few bucks at the problem and get it out of the media, i hope they included a gag order in the settlement.
     
  6. El Gringo

    El Gringo Pura Vida Club Member

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    I guess Kerr can now get all the ****ing peanuts he wants. I am not happy about this..
     
  7. El Gringo

    El Gringo Pura Vida Club Member

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    $2.5M is NOT low. That high of an award is tantamount to an admission of liability. I can't wait to hear what Hank says about this.
     
  8. FChairbanks

    FChairbanks muthaka slayer Club Member

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    i'm sure he and his traitorous wife shared a ****tail last evening in celebration...

    :sad2:
     
  9. 92Buff

    92Buff Well-Known Member

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    I hate seeing settlements like this when there was nothing done by CU - to the world it looks like an admission of guilt, but we really know that this is the only way this **** will ever go away.

    I hope we read an article in the future about how this money was pissed all away or that an audit took it all...
     
  10. Lt.Col.FrankSlade

    Lt.Col.FrankSlade Well-Known Member

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    Figure attorneys fees of roughly 40% (with costs paid up front before that) and I would guess the amount Simpson walked away with about a third of the total settlement amount.
     
  11. CarolinaBuff

    CarolinaBuff Weekend Poster Club Member

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    That was my impression of it too. I'm sure in the minds of all the headline-skimmers around the country that this still doesn't exonerate CU from the whole non-scandal. :sad1:
     
  12. 96 Buff

    96 Buff Resident Commie Bastard Club Member Junta Member

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    True, but far better than the headlines and press an actual trial would generate.
     
  13. Buffarino

    Buffarino Math - how does it work? Club Member

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    If they were going to settle, why drag it out for all these years? What a colossal fvck up by CU on this one. Either settle quick or fight to the end. You don't fight for years and THEN settle.

    Dammit, this pisses me off.
     
  14. Buffarino

    Buffarino Math - how does it work? Club Member

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    Quick thought. Would the Regents have to vote on a settlement? Wanna bet which way Ms. Baine Kerr voted if they did? I seriously doubt she actually recused herself. She doesn't seem to know what that word means.
     
  15. Skidmark

    Skidmark Flagship of the 12-Pac Club Member

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    May she spend every penny on a fancy mansion, default on taxes in a few years, and end up without a pot to piss in.
     
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  16. CarolinaBuff

    CarolinaBuff Weekend Poster Club Member

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    True, that would just make this whole mess resurface again in a bigger way.

    That's a pretty good question!
     
  17. L Buff

    L Buff Law talkin' guy Club Member

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    Because under Title IX case law as it used to exist the university would not have been held responsible for what happened at an off-campus party unless it could be proven that they were aware of a particular athlete who had committed sexual assault/harassment before, and that they were deliberately indifferent to it. But when the Tenth Circuit reversed the trial court that had held in favor of the university, they expanded the scope of Title IX institutional responsibility so much that it's now unrecognizable. :sad2:

    In other words, CU used to have a good case ... but now they didn't.
     
  18. Duff Man

    Duff Man Moderator Club Member Junta Member

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    Bingo. Once the trial court ruling was reversed, CU was put in a very tough position.

    It's over. I was not looking forward to watching the trial drag out.
     
  19. 96 Buff

    96 Buff Resident Commie Bastard Club Member Junta Member

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    That would have been really nasty. I'm glad CU settled.
     
  20. Duff Man

    Duff Man Moderator Club Member Junta Member

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    The university is ready to move on and so am I. It's time to look forward.
     
  21. unionbuff

    unionbuff Club Member Club Member

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    :yeahthat:

    It sucks that to some people it looks as if CU admitted guilt and decided to make this go away via settlement, but I think CU was correct that in the long-term this is best for all involved.

    I think many forget that this wasn't in a criminal courtroom - where it's "he said, she said", but in a civil courtroom where it's a totally different ballgame. CU had some of the best attorneys in the state representing them - I trust that they know what they were up against & made the right decision.
     
  22. CarolinaBuff

    CarolinaBuff Weekend Poster Club Member

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    Thanks for the clarification there. :thumbsup:
     
  23. duckfeeder

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    Email to Faculty and Staff of CU....

    Dec. 5, 2007

    Dear Faculty and Staff,

    The University of Colorado’s legal team and insurer have settled the Title IX lawsuit Lisa Simpson and Anne Gilmore brought against the university. The case has been ongoing for six years, often casting a shadow on the great work that happens in our classrooms and research labs every day. It is time for us to close this chapter in the university’s history and focus on what makes the university great.

    While the classroom and research work are a constant in the life of the university, in many other ways, we are a different place than we were six years ago. We have new people in 11 of the top 12 leadership positions, including the presidency, two campus chancellors, and athletic director. We have implemented substantial reforms in the areas of student safety and intercollegiate athletics. Our athletics recruiting program is now one of the strictest among NCAA Division I universities.

    In her statement on the settlement, Ms. Simpson commends CU for these efforts and encourages other universities to follow our lead.

    Recent district court rulings led to the likelihood that the case would have dragged on for years, at considerable cost. Considerable deliberation went into authorizing the $2.5 million settlement, which our insurer will pay (the Gilmore portion of the case is an additional $350,000). The decision is in the university’s best interests. It is time for us to focus on the teaching, research and service that make the University of Colorado a great institution.


    Sincerely,

    Hank Brown

    President
     
  24. BuffLuKe

    BuffLuKe Club Member Club Member

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    Im glad this is over, still think it was a bunch of bull**** in many ways. I noticed ****in Espn is running it, u knew those pricks would. Anyway, Im anxious to see continued progress in the University and Athletic Department.

    Go Buffs!!!
     
  25. Liver

    Liver modded mod Club Member Junta Member

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    at least we won't have to freaking read or hear about it in a few more weeks... it will be gone forever.
     
  26. 96 Buff

    96 Buff Resident Commie Bastard Club Member Junta Member

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    Yep, exactly why the settlement is the best option. No trial, no appeals, just a check and she's gone.
     
  27. 92Buff

    92Buff Well-Known Member

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    I sure hope to hell that is the absolute truth. Good Riddance...forever....PLEASE!!!!!!!!
     
  28. Skidmark

    Skidmark Flagship of the 12-Pac Club Member

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    Now on to other matters, like Ward "little Eichman" Churchill. Wonder how much war gold he'll be hauling.
     
  29. azbuff

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    I agree that the settlement was the way to go, but it should have been done SIX YEARS AGO! ****!
     
  30. leftybuff

    leftybuff Iconoclast Club Member

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    Well, I would wager it isn't over. I'm sure the plaintiffs' will be making the rounds to the various talk shows "educating" the public on the dangers of being a female on an American University campus. It remains to be seen if any discussion is given to levels of inebriation :drink: :puke:and the correlation to level of danger but we shall see.
    :yeahright:
    Hidden winner in the settlement....none other than Gary Barnett. IMO no school was going to touch him if he was going to be a witness in the ongoing saga. Now that prospect is gone and GB may yet land a coaching gig this year as the carousel is still spinning. Hello, Fayetteville?:woot:
     

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