Fired Professors Suing Clark Atlanta For Millions

December 21, 2016  |  

HBCU Clark Atlanta University is facing some major legal trouble brought on by several ex-professors. The professors have sued the school claiming they were wrongfully terminated. And they have already won part of their legal fight. The group of professors are seeking additional losses from another jury after a first found their case to have merit.

Five tenured professors are involved in the suit against the school which came about after police escorted 54 faculty members off of the property on February 6, 2009. “The school claimed that they were engulfed in an “enrollment emergency” at the time. The professors sued back in 2013 for breach of a tenured contract. They won,” reported The Grio.

The court limited the damages to professors to one year, and the professors appealed and won. Now the case goes back to trial to determine the new damages.

“Most of the professors were making anywhere from $40,000 to $48,000 per year with one of them making over $66,000. When this is multiplied by the seven years since the incident, it comes to almost half a million dollars. That means the University could be paying out millions,” reported The Grio.

Clark Atlanta has not commented on the pending legal matters.

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