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Umaine to pay $30,000 to settle lawsuit by fired UMA AD

PostPosted: Thu Aug 11, 2016 5:37 am
by Tom Nolette
UMaine System to pay $30,000 to settle lawsuit by fired UMA athletic director
Warren Newton, who was fired in 2015 from his job at the Augusta campus, agrees to drop all claims under the terms of a settlement.

... Newton was fired on May 23, 2015, on grounds of “untruthfulness and deception” following an investigation into his relationship with a student. Newton argued in the lawsuit that he was denied his due process rights as guaranteed by university system policies to properly defend himself against the allegations and that the investigation found no reasonable grounds existed to believe he had violated the university’s guidelines.

As part of the settlement, the University of Maine System admitted no wrongdoing and Newton agreed to say nothing about the settlement or he would forfeit half of the $30,000 payment. The agreement also prohibits Newton from ever seeking a job again with the university system or any of its affiliates. A notice of the settlement was filed with the court Tuesday. ... -director/
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