This case has been three years in the making. Imagine the relief to finally have it settled.

The College Fix reports:

A jury was set to hear this accused student’s story. Yale settled to avoid it.

It took Jack Montague three years, but the basketball team captain who led Yale University to its first NCAA tournament in more than 50 years has achieved some measure of justice.

Rather than face a jury after a federal judge dismissed motions for summary judgment, the Ivy League school has settled Montague’s due-process lawsuit, which stemmed from its finding that he sexually assaulted a female student.

The Yale Daily News reports that the parties agreed to bear their own costs and fees in the stipulated dismissal, but the terms of the settlement were not otherwise disclosed. They met for a settlement conference May 7, a month after U.S. District Judge Alfred Covello sent breach of contract, “basic fairness” and “improper motive” claims to a jury.

The university’s last settlement with a student who sued after being found responsible for sexual assault was January 2018, according to the Daily.

“The parties have resolved the case to their mutual satisfaction,” Montague’s lawyer Max Stern said in a statement given to the New Haven Register. It’s not clear whether Montague is still at Belmont University, where he transferred in fall 2017; at the time Stern said he’d need two semesters to complete a degree. The College Fix has asked Stern for Montague’s academic status.

According to Brooklyn College Prof. KC Johnson, who chronicles Title IX litigation, the parties filed the stipulated dismissal the same day Yale’s pretrial memo was due.

 
 
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