Churchill to seek $1M if judge won't reinstate him

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

Boulder, Colo. (AP) - A former University of Colorado Professor who won a wrongful-termination suit against the school says he plans to ask for more than $1 million if a judge won't give him his job back.
Ward Churchill said Monday he doesn't accept the contention that dissatisfaction with his presence on campus should prevent his reinstatement.
A Denver jury last week determined CU wrongly fired Churchill after he wrote an essay likening some Sept. 11 victims to a Nazi.
Jurors awarded him just $1 in damages.
Chief Denver District Judge Larry Naves will decide at a yet-to-be-scheduled hearing whether Churchill can return to CU, which says it fired him because of academic fraud that surfaced after the essay caused a national firestorm.
Churchill says he'll ask for 10 years worth of lost “front pay” - at about $110,000 a year - if Naves declines to reinstate him.
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