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Re: Coach Pressler Files New Law Suit
« Reply #15 on: October 24, 2007, 12:22:53 AM »

maybe Burness will retire somewhere in ................NH

other former disgraced Duke employees seem to like it.

Just trying to get a little discussion goin on this board. You post , as usual, is a real contribution. Ddisgrace as beauty is in the eyes of the beholder. Obviously neithe the NH or NC Board of Nursing (the governing bodies)  agree with you.

BTW - Duke University Medical Center is a different ennity than Duke University.  They are two seperate organizations who meet at the top of the organizational chart under Duke Corporation.

Oops - corrections - your post - Disgrace - neither  - think I got them all.
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Re: Coach Pressler Files New Law Suit
« Reply #16 on: October 24, 2007, 07:35:56 AM »

just another Duke employee responding to the filing or outcome of a lawsuit. since we can't seem to get the feds interested in filing charges against the Hoaxsmen and Hoaxswomen, I suppose this is the next best thing. and who knows, after the depositions, HN may be full of disgraced ex employees.

perhaps now would be a great time to set up travel agencies in Durham and some backwoods location in N.H. to serve the future needs of those about to be deposed and disposed.
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« Reply #17 on: October 24, 2007, 03:55:24 PM »

    "perhaps now would be a great time to set up travel agencies in Durham and some backwoods location in N.H. to serve the future needs of those about to be deposed and disposed."

   Mr.X.,I gather, from the frequent references floating around lately,that Uruguay has no extradition treaty with the United  States.
   On the other hand, if any of the deposees (or deposed )get mugged,it is not certain how solicitous the Uruguayan government is in respect to aliens  rights. Considering  the contentious nature of many of the enablersTara's skills could fetch an absolute  premium down there.
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Re: Coach Pressler Files New Law Suit
« Reply #18 on: January 24, 2008, 04:08:49 PM »

   Coach Pressler(about five hours ago) has filed an even newer law suit. To avoid going through an arbitration phase he is suing Duke for slander on the basis  statements issued by vice president of affairs after the prior  settlement.
  In this suit  Pressler has,for the first time, sued John Burness as an individual not as a representative of Duke University.He would appear thereby to stand an even better change
of collecting.
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« Reply #19 on: January 24, 2008, 04:09:49 PM »

   Link:http://www.wral.com/news/local/story/2345694/
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« Reply #20 on: January 25, 2008, 07:33:25 AM »

 I don't know SC, the whole breach of contract suit that is now dropped seemed to me to be a big waste of time and money.  What was the purpose for that?
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« Reply #21 on: January 25, 2008, 01:05:15 PM »

  MR
 I don't know SC, the whole breach of contract suit that is now dropped seemed to me to be a big waste of time and money.  What was the purpose for that?

   It obviously now  seems a waste of time(and prior settlement money) to Pressler as well.
I can certainly  understand why Pressler was outraged at Burness's comments,issued  before the ink was hardly dry on the original  agreement.
    Pressler doesn't want five(nevermind fifty) more years of this.
   Under the terms of the new suit Pressler may(or may not) eventually  prove that Burness was mistakenly encouraged  by Duke officials to believe that any of his subsequent sniping at Pressler would likewise be covered. In which case he may conceivably  collect further   from Duke as well.
   
  Meantime he has a viable (and far from universally popular) legal target .And we haven't spyed anyone who matters  writing anything nasty about the coach since he filed the first time.
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« Reply #22 on: April 16, 2008, 02:47:06 PM »

   Well,Duke has just lost two rounds in two days.The Judge has just ruled that Coach Pressler is not bound by arbitration but can  continue his civil suit against Duke and Burness.Yesterday Duke lost its bid to silence the player's website.
    Just keep it up,Duke administration.In the end you are going to even more sorely regret having further baited your victims.
     http://z9.invisionfree.com/LieStoppers_Board/index.php?showtopic=6629
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« Reply #23 on: April 16, 2008, 04:27:10 PM »

  http://johnsville.blogspot.com/2007/10/duk...-sues-duke.html

"Even if all charges are dropped against the three players, Burness believes other legal hurdles exist for the university. "We're expecting that there's probably going to be civil suits from folks trying to get money out of us, that comes with the turf."

Burness said there is a segment of the population that has asked him if Duke will apologize to the players if their legal problems disappear. "I said," Burness replied, "for what?"

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  He's just never going to get it until the multimillion dollar verdict whams him in the solar plexus.
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Re: Coach Pressler Files New Law Suit
« Reply #24 on: September 15, 2008, 04:59:06 PM »

  US Lacrosse  has just appointed  Coach Pressler as head coach for the 1910 World Championship contests which will be held in England.
    USL is  accepting applications for assistant coaches and possibly Gottlieb,Nifong,Dr.Meehan and others left unemployed in the wake of the recent legal  misunderstanding will wish to apply for the positions.
    For unaccountable reasons Duke President Joseph Brodhead and former Duke ProvostJohn Burness,have declined  public comment upon their long time colleague's  advancement.
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« Reply #25 on: December 17, 2008, 03:33:47 PM »

   
  http://www.wral.com/news/news_briefs/story/4153000/

The North Carolina Court of Appeals on Tuesday scheduled oral arguments for next month in a lawsuit against Duke University filed by the school's former men's lacrosse coach.

The three-judge panel will hear the case Jan. 14.

It has to do with a slander and libel lawsuit filed earlier this year by Mike Pressler. He claims that Duke's senior vice president for public affairs, John Burness, made defamatory statements about him in regard to a high-profile criminal investigation involving three of his former players.

Pressler was forced to resign in April 2006, shortly after Durham police began investigating a stripper's claims she was raped at a lacrosse team party in March of that year. The players were cleared of all charges in April 2007.

In March 2007, Pressler and Duke reached an undisclosed financial settlement, but he claims Burness's comments violated terms of that settlement.

Superior Court Judge Howard Manning denied a motion by Duke's attorneys to force the lawsuit in arbitration, meaning the case could be pursued in court.

Duke appealed the ruling.
 
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« Reply #26 on: December 23, 2008, 04:04:25 PM »

   



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  http://heraldsun.southernheadlines.com/durham/4-1052567.cfm

Lacrosse slander ruling appealed
By Ray Gronberg : The Herald-Sun
gronberg@heraldsun.com
Dec 23, 2008

DURHAM -- Duke University has appealed a judge's ruling that allowed former men's lacrosse coach Mike Pressler to pursue a slander lawsuit against it and former school spokesman John Burness.

The appeal contends that Superior Court Judge Howard Manning erred in April when he held that a March 2007 settlement agreement nullified Pressler's contractual obligations to submit employment-related claims against the school to arbitration.

Duke's lawyers are asking the N.C. Court of Appeals to reverse Manning.

They argue that the U.S. Supreme Court has directed judges to interpret liberally the federal law that allows employers to force disputes with employees into arbitration.

The high court's justices have said that "any doubts" about whether a case should go into arbitration "should be resolved in favor of arbitration," even if there's a dispute about whether an employer has waived its rights.

Pressler's lawyers told both Manning and the state appeals court that the deal the two sides signed in 2007 unambiguously ended all obligations they had to each other under the coach's employment contract, including Duke's arbitration rights.

The settlement stems from Duke's decision to force Pressler out of his job in April 2006, at the height of the controversy that began after stripper Crystal Mangum falsely accused three members of the lacrosse team of rape.

Duke's brief noted that the 2007 settlement was no less than the third that campus officials and the former coach hammered out following his ouster.

Pressler accepted a financial settlement the day of his firing. Then two months later he and his lawyers secured from Duke a different deal that gave him all the pay the school had promised him in his three-year employment contract, plus a stipulation that the firing had been "without cause."

The phrase in this case means the school wasn't accusing him of wrongdoing.

The two sides returned to the bargaining table a third time, in the coach's telling this time to make it clear they were finished with each other. The resulting deal included a clause canceling all previous obligations under Pressler's employment contract.

It also said the two sides were to keep the terms confidential and avoid making disparaging or defamatory comments about each other.

Pressler contends that Burness turned around only days later and slandered him in interviews with The Associated Press and a New York City-area newspaper. Burness allegedly implied that Pressler hadn't controlled his team, and compared him unfavorably with his replacement, current lacrosse coach John Danowski.

Duke's filing with the Court of Appeals said case law has established that arbitration requirements can survive even the termination of an employment contract.

Duke filed the appeal in September. Court of Appeals cases in this state often take about a year to resolve.

A three-judge panel will review the case. If it hands down a split opinion, the losing side has an automatic right to seek another review, this time by the N.C. Supreme Court.

The loser can also go to the Supreme Court if the appeals judges are unanimous, but in that situation the higher court's justices have the discretion to turn down the case. A Supreme Court review also takes about a year. 

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