Court Dismisses Lawsuit Against EMU About Cut Sports Programs

Aug 31, 2018

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A lawsuit seeking to reverse Eastern Michigan University’s decision to cut four of its sports programs has been dismissed.

The lawsuit had claimed the process EMU used to cut the sports had violated the Michigan Open Meetings Act.

The court decided EMU did not violate the act because eliminating the programs was an administrative decision that did not require approval from EMU’s Board of Regents.

EMU Spokesman Geoff Larcom issued a statement saying the “lawsuit was without merit,” and that they are “pleased the court agreed.”

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