Sunday, February 24, 2008

Randolph Update

The momentum seems to be staying with Randolph College in its deaccessioning lawsuit. Christa Desrets reports in the Lynchburg News & Advance that seven of the 19 plaintiffs disputing the sale have withdrawn from the case. A lawyer for the plaintiffs attributes the development to the recent decision by the court "par[ing] the scope of the case to issues related only to the four paintings, and not to any other litigation involving the school becoming coeducational." Randolph did not oppose the withdrawals, but "reserve[d] the right to seek recovery of damages from each of the plaintiffs."