Monday, May 12, 2014

School ordered to pay nearly a half million in legal fees

A former deaf medical student at Creighton University should get nearly half-of-a-million dollars from the school to cover his legal fees, says a federal judge. Michael Argenyi sued the Nebraska school for discrimination after it refused to allow him to use interpreters--even when he was willing to pay for their services himself. We told you here that a federal jury sided with Argenyi last fall, but  he was not awarded any financial damages because the jury decided the failure to give Argenyi assistance was unintentional. His lawyers appealed that verdict by requesting that a judge weigh in on the matter. Now, a federal judge is ordering the school to pay Argenyi $478,000 to cover his legal fees. Administrators at the school may appeal that decision. You can read the full ruling here.