Beaver plot update: Coach Dana Altman to stand trial by jury on May 16

Update: UO Matters’s operatives uncover plot by Beaver fanatics to stack Altman’s jury pool with stealth Oregon State supporters:

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3/28/2015: The civil trial is estimated to take 10 days. From the docket, here:

MINUTES of Proceedings: Rule 16 Conference held. Estimated 10 day Jury Trial is set for 5/16/2016 at 09:00AM in Eugene Courtroom 2 before Judge Michael J. McShane. Pretrial Conference is set for 5/10/2016 at 09:00AM in Eugene Courtroom 2 before Judge Michael J. McShane. Discovery is to be completed by 11/20/2015. Expert Disclosures to be completed by 1/15/2016. Dispositive Motions are due by 2/1/2016. Deadline to Amend claims or add parties is set for 9/1/2015.

That’s May 16 2016. Lots of discovery in the meantime. Maybe we’ll finally learn what really happened with Doug Park and Shelly Kerr’s seizure of Jane Doe’s counseling records. And whether Altman really recruited a player that he knew had a year-long suspension, and never asked what it was for. Presumably Altman is lining up Rob Mullens and other NCAA AD’s and coaches to testify that is normal practice in big-time college sports.

No public records yet on how much money UO has spend defending Altman, Park, and Kerr, or on how much if any the Duck athletic department is contributing to Altman’s Miller Nash legal fees.

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11 Responses to Beaver plot update: Coach Dana Altman to stand trial by jury on May 16

  1. just different says:

    Jane Doe drew the short straw with that one–McShane is the POS who dismissed the jury and threw out Monica Emeldi’s discrimination case. He is one of many reasons anyone suing UO can expect not to get a fair chance at justice in Lane County.

  2. Anonymous says:

    Too bad Jerry Tarkanian just died, he’d have made an excellent character witness for Dana.

  3. Sonny1 says:

    May 16, 2016. That is a long time to make Dana/UO sweat. I’m sure they will try to settle out of court. I’m just not sure John Clune will oblige. He may want to put UO thru the whole dance.

  4. UOInEugene says:

    I wondered about the same thing. Perhaps they should request a change of venue. To someplace like Corvallis or Seattle. There are too many boosters in Eugene and Portland to get a fair trial. And way too many in the legal and bureaucratic ranks to get a fair trial here. All the boosters paying the DAF may feel like this is a personal attack on them.

  5. UOInEugene says:

    …That may be a question the lawyers should ask of the jury as well as the judge, ‘have you ever donated to the Duck Athletic Fund?’ one may be able to argue that this equates to financial interest in the accused.

  6. just different says:

    A request to anyone out there with PACER access: please install RECAP on your browser to make the Jane Doe filings publicly accessible (without a trip to the courthouse). If you click the document download links on Plainsite, you’ll automatically be given the option of installing RECAP.

  7. formerGTF says:

    Great. So this whole thing will drag out for a year or so until both parties negotiate themselves into a legal stalemate and settle out of court. This at great expense to the UO and of minimal benefit to Jane Doe (on the assumption that her legal team will claim a large portion of any financial settlement), and I’m sure that all of the juicy behind-the-scenes subterfuge will be permanently sealed as part of the agreement. All the while, Jane Doe will probably be named (and shamed, by the more reprehensible members of the UO community), and at the end of the day one will be happy.

    Sounds like a great use of everyone’s time.

  8. Fishwrapper says:

    It’s about time some reciprocating was done – have you any idea how many of your blog entries are shared at P-O?

    • uomatters says:

      I’m always happy to share info with Oregon’s leading land grant institution.

  9. SaveUofO says:

    How many billable hours will the students be paying for?