Thursday, September 03, 2009

The NonProfit Times - Judge Rejects Donor's Intent, Rules For Tulane

The NonProfit Times - The Leading Business Publication For Nonprofit Management: "Judge Rejects Donor's Intent, Rules For Tulane

By Mark Hrywna

A New Orleans judge has ruled in favor of Tulane University in a donor intent dispute over a century-old bequest.

Civil District Court Judge Rosemary Ledet on Monday granted the university’s motion for summary judgment while denying the plaintiffs’ motion. She ruled that language in the will of Josephine Newcomb contained “no enforceable conditional obligation to support” claims by plaintiffs, The Future of Newcomb College (TFNC). Language in the will “clearly gives the university full and complete control over how her donation will be used,” according to a statement from Tulane University."

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