Ward Churchill Saga Continues

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It looks like Ward Churchill’s lawsuit may cost him far more than it paid.

The Denver Post reports today that the University of Colorado “is seeking to recover more than $52,000 from Ward Churchill for costs the school incurred fighting a lawsuit filed by the former ethnic-studies professor.”

Earlier this year the former ethnic-studies professor lost his suit calling for damages and a return to his professorship at the UC Boulder, receiving instead a nominal $1 in damages from the jury. However, Judge Larry Naves then “vacated” the jury’s verdict, claiming that the Colorado Regents, which acted as a “quasi-judicial entity,” is immune to any lawsuit from Churchill regardless of any First Amendment implications.

Churchill technically owes his own attorney about $1.2 million in fees, but won’t necessarily have to pay up, according to the Denver Post .

Read more AIA coverage of this professor:

Ward Churchill in Denial

Ward Churchill is baaaaack!

Ward Churchill Redux?

Ayers Under Fire

Churchill’s Ministry of Peace