The state Supreme Court Wednesday overturned a $1 million award against the University of Minnesota and men's basketball coach Tubby Smith over the hiring of assistant coach Jimmy Williams. The assistant quit his job at Oklahoma State in 2007 because he thought Smith had hiring authority, but the U of M later withdrew the offer. The court said Williams did not have protection against negligent misrepresentations from Smith about his hiring authority.
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U of M appeals $1 million judgment against Tubby Smith
The school says it will file an appeal with the Minnesota Supreme Court over the Jimmy Williams lawsuit. An attorney for the school says the judgment "has the potential to harm the University now and in the future." The Court of Appeals upheld an earlier decision saying the school must pay Williams $1 million after promising him a coaching job. Williams reportedly accepted the offer, put his house up for sale and quit his job at Oklahoma State. The U of M athletic director later refused to hire him.
Minnesota appeals court upholds $1M verdict against U of M, Smith
The Minnesota Court of Appeals upheld a civil verdict against the University of Minnesota and Tubby Smith. The ruling upholds an earlier decision that the school must pay $1 million to Jimmy Williams, who says he quit his job at Oklahoma State to work for Smith -- but was turned away due to alleged recruiting violations.
Minnesota Supreme Court will hear University of Minnesota appeal
The Minnesota Supreme Court will review a lower courts' ruling that awarded Jimmy Williams $1 million. He sued the University of Minnesota, alleging he was misled about an assistant coaching job with the Gophers basketball team.
Tubby Smith tables contract extension discussions
Gophers athletics director Joel Maturi says negotiations will not take place for the University of Minnesota basketball coach until after the season. Tubby Smith also told the Pioneer Press that he has other things on his mind right now. Smith is coaching his fifth season of his original seven-year deal. The Gophers are 12-6, 2-4 in the Big Ten.
U of M at state Supreme Court to defend punishment over Facebook post
When a student wrote that she wanted to "stab a certain someone in the throat," the university responded by giving her a failing grade and a psychological exam. U of M lawyers argued at the Supreme Court that the punishment did not violate the student's First Amendment rights.
Minnesota Supreme Court to hear U's appeal of Jimmy Williams lawsuit May 3
In 2010, a lower court awarded Williams $1 million for a wrongful termination suit. He sued the University of Minnesota, alleging he was misled about an assistant coaching job with the Gophers basketball team in 2007.
Tubby Smith's new deal includes better incentives, better protection
The University of Minnesota is giving Tubby Smith plenty of incentives to win. Smith's new three-year contract extension was signed this week and made available on Friday. Details of the new deal shows the Gophers basketball coach will make $50-thousand dollars more each year. The U of M has also agreed to pay Smith $2.5 million if he’s fired before the end of the 2016-17 season.
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