Friday, September 07, 2007

The Fisk Hearing

Jonathan Marx reports in The Nashville Tennessean that "Davidson County Chancellor Ellen Hobbs Lyle is expected to rule in the next few days whether to approve a settlement between Fisk University and the Georgia O’Keeffe Museum." There was a hearing on the settlement today. Reports Marx:

"Speaking from the bench, Lyle noted that in a case regarding a disagreement over a charitable gift, the law doesn’t require a perfect solution, but rather a solution that comes as close as possible to honoring the wishes of the donor. ... If Lyle chooses not to approve the settlement, all parties will proceed to a Sept. 18 trial date, at which the museum will argue that it should get the entire Stieglitz Collection because Fisk has breached the conditions of O’Keeffe’s donation."