UNCW reconsiders continuing with appeal in Adams case
|By Pressley Baird, Star-News, Wilmington, N.C.|
|McClatchy-Tribune Information Services|
It's not clear when the university will decide whether to proceed with its appeal, filed on
"Though the state/university is gratified the plaintiff's request for fees and costs was reduced approximately 30 percent by the court, the state/university still believe the costs and fees to be excessive," the university said in a statement. "The state/UNCW had previously filed a notice of appeal and will now evaluate whether to proceed with the appeal and/or pursue an attempted resolution to be conducted by a mediator assigned by the
Adams accused the university of religious- and speech-based discrimination when he was not promoted to full professor in 2006. A jury ruled in March in Adams' favor.
In his lawsuit, Adams claimed he was denied promotion because of his religious views. Adams is a Christian and has been vocal about his views in columns and books and on radio and television programs.
A federal district court ruled in favor of UNCW in 2010, but a federal appeals court overturned that ruling in 2011 and it was upheld by a jury.
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