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Wayne State University Statutes

2.80.01 General Counsel: Authority to Settle Lawsuits and Claims
   
2.80.01.010

Settlements of lawsuits of more than $250,000 should be tentative, subject to approval by the Board of Governors.  Such approval shall normally be sought at the next meeting of the Board of Governors,  If, in the view of the President, the needs of the University would best be served by immediate effectuation of the settlement, Board approval may be sought by any means authorized within the Board's by-laws.

   
2.80.01.020
The Office of the General Counsel may settle cases less than $250,000 but more than $150,000, with the approval of the President.
   
2.80.01.030
The Office of the General Counsel may settle cases less than $150,000 with the approval of the Vice President and General Counsel.
   
2.80.01.040

All settlements of lawsuits shall be reported, on a quarterly basis, to the Board of Governors.

   
2.80.01.050

The Office of the General Counsel will provide, to the Board of Governors, an annual report on the status of pending lawsuits and the disposition of lawsuits which were resolved in the prior year.

   
2.80.01.060

The limits of settlement authority for litigation as set forth in this statute also apply to settlements of administrative proceedings, worker's compensation claims, and claims which are settled in anticipation of lawsuits or administrative proceedings.

   

Legislative History
Adopted Official Proceedings (1 July 2009) Prior Acts: Official Proceedings 27:3762, 28:3917, 29:4010

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