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$3.5 Million Lawsuit

Tumpkin's accuser has hired lawyers who are filing a $3.5M lawsuit against CU.

This makes me sick on multiple accounts, way beyond being a fan of CU football. Obviously I view this as a frivolous lawsuit. I hope CU doesn't cave and settle this, let it go to court and kick some ass, then counter sue. Could a jury possibly be so ignorant as to hold CU liable for private domestic violence by an employee? It should be immaterial that he remained an employee after it was first reported as news, nothing had yet been filed with the police or in court. After a police report was finally filed CU quickly placed him on administrative leave and when a court appearance was announced, implying that there was enough evidence to proceed, they fired him. Yes, CU waited until there was a domestic charge filed with the police before placing him on administrative leave. And after a preliminary investigation leading to a court appearance they fired him. The only potential failure by CU was not putting him on administrative leave when the allegations first surfaced. Is that worthy of a $3.5M lawsuit? If CU fires either McIntyre, George or DiStanfano now they might as well go ahead and pay up the $3.5M because they are admitting guilt. We'll know on Monday what stance the CU regents take and just how guilty they believe MM, RG and Di are. Firing implications could range from dereliction of job responsibilities to an outright attempt to cover up the allegations. The latter seems implausible as the allegations surfaced through the news media and any cover up would subsequently not be feasible. The lawsuit is alleging a cover up.

Given CU's past handling of sensational accusations, I will not be surprised to see at least one of them fired and the remainder censured in some way, thus leading to a subsequent settlement of the lawsuit by CU.

[Post edited by WoodbadgeBuff at 06/11/2017 03:10AM]

Posted: 06/11/2017 at 02:26AM


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Current Thread:
$3.5 Million Lawsuit -- WoodbadgeBuff 06/11/2017 02:26AM
  Not a lawsuit (yet) -- JeffGerardi 06/12/2017 6:56PM
  Total BS -- 2Buff 06/12/2017 12:57PM
  What happens to her lawsuit.. -- BlueOx 06/11/2017 8:12PM
  This is crazy -- Irish Buff 06/11/2017 7:06PM
  I favor CU settling. 500K, go away. ** -- hawg1 06/11/2017 12:15PM
  Scary precedent with your strategy. ** -- Ballerbuff 06/11/2017 8:18PM
  Depends on how you value your reputation. ** -- hawg1 06/11/2017 10:15PM
  And how myopic one is. ** -- Ballerbuff 06/11/2017 11:08PM
  Do you think she would settle for $500k? -- CUKev 06/11/2017 1:33PM
  I absolutely do -- Stampy 06/12/2017 12:05PM
  CU could set up a fund for her -- SilverII 06/11/2017 2:04PM
  Maybe she could use part of this fund -- Wisent 06/12/2017 11:58AM
  15 percent. Maybe, maybe not. ** -- hawg1 06/11/2017 1:48PM
  Re: I favor CU settling. 500K, go away. -- Wmac40 06/11/2017 12:41PM
  Legal system is a joke -- Sierrabuff 06/11/2017 09:11AM