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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.
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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.

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