WVU Agrees to Pay Attorney Fees After Broadcast Radio Rights Lawsuit

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MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) – West Virginia University will pay West Virginia Radio Corp. nearly $1 million for a partial reimbursement of attorney fees related to a recently settled media rights lawsuit.

The Dominion Post reports WVU officials released the settlement agreement in response to a Freedom of Information Act request by the newspaper.

As part of the agreement, WVU will pay WVRC about $937,000 as partial reimbursement for attorney fees and costs associated with the case.

The settlement also bans either side from commenting on the case for five years.

In 2013, WVRC filed a lawsuit against WVU, the WVU Foundation and several individual defendants. The lawsuit alleged violations of procurement rules for the awarding of university media rights and the purchasing of scoreboards for Milan Puskar Stadium and the Coliseum.

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