CU seeks more than $52,000 from Ward Churchill
BOULDER, Colorado – The University of Colorado is seeking more than $52,000 from former professor Ward Churchill to recover costs of fighting his wrongful termination lawsuit.
CU school filed its bill in court last week.
The university faced pressure to fire Churchill over an essay in which he likened some Sept. 11, 2001, terrorism victims to a Nazi who helped orchestrate the Holocaust. University officials concluded it was constitutionally protected expression.
However Churchill was fired in 2007 after a review of his other work concluded he had plagiarized.
A Denver jury ruled in April that CU unlawfully fired Churchill but awarded him only $1 in damages. His lawyer has said he’ll appeal a judge’s ruling denying Churchill reinstatement at CU.
Information from: Daily Camera, http://www.dailycamera.com/