After a jury awarded a $2-million settlement to a white police officer who sued the City of Ithaca for discrimination, a federal judge has thrown out the damages and ordered a new trial to proceed, the City of Ithaca announced Friday.
Randall Duchesneau ’09 was 21 years old and a member of the Cornell Gymnastics Club on Oct. 12, 2006, when his botched attempt to perform a standing backflip in the Teagle Hall Gymnasium caused permanent spinal injuries that rendered him a quadriplegic, wheelchair-bound for life.
A Cornell Information Technology employee is suing the University for $1 million for violating the Americans With Disabilities Act in a way that he says brought him “severe emotional pain and suffering, mental anguish, humiliation [and a] loss of enjoyment of life.”
After being found by a federal court to have misused funding intended for HIV/AIDS research, Weill Cornell Medical College paid the government and a whistleblower about $1.6 million on Friday, according to an attorney for the lawsuit’s plaintiff.
Closing a lawsuit that could have brought a halt to Cornell scanning and uploading eight million library books to the web, a federal district court ruled last week that the University has the right to make digital copies of its books.
The New York Times published a story on fraternity hazing Thursday that focuses on the events surrounding the death of George Desdunes ’13, the student who died after a Sigma Alpha Epsilon pledging event in February 2011. In it, The Times details the events of the night leading up to his death, as well as the close relationship between Desdunes and his mother.