Local News

Judge Refuses To Dismiss Korean University’s Suit Against Yale

View Comments
Yale University (Photo by Christopher Capozziello/Getty Images)

Yale University (Photo by Christopher Capozziello/Getty Images)

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) _ A federal judge in Connecticut has rejected a bid by Yale University to throw out a lawsuit filed by a South Korean university that claims it lost millions of dollars after Yale damaged its reputation.

Dongguk University claims in the 2008 lawsuit that it hired a professor after Yale wrongly confirmed the professor earned a doctorate at the New Haven school. Court papers say the professor, Shin Jeong-ah, later had a scandalous love affair with an aide to South Korea’s president.

Dongguk says it lost more than $50 million in government grants, alumni donations and costs for a law school that was rejected because of the scandal.

A federal judge on Friday rejected most of Yale’s motion for summary judgment.

A trial is scheduled for June.

(Copyright 2012 by The Associated Press.  All Rights Reserved.)

View Comments
blog comments powered by Disqus
Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 1,097 other followers