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Monday, January 31, 2005

The Jim O'Brien Lawsuit

According to the Lantern, Ohio Attorney General Jim Petro has authorized $40,000 for legal council in the $6 million breach-of-contract lawsuit filed by former Ohio State basketball coach James J. "Jim" O'Brien against the university. According to the Docket of the Court of Claims of Ohio (C2004-10230), the latest entry (1/19/2005) deals with the issue of liability:

ORDER TO BIFURCATE TRIAL: The initial trial shall pertain to the issue of liability. The liability phase of the trial scheduled for October 11-13, 2005 will require three days as scheduled in the court's trial order. Copy of entry sent to Joseph Murray and Brian Murphy attorneys for plaintiff; Peggy Corn assistant attorney general attorney for defendant; David Cupps and William Porter, II special counsel to attorney general attorneys for defendant.



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