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Harvard Can’t Use $15 Million Insurance Policy in Court Battle

Nov. 3, 2022, 1:01 AM

Harvard University can’t access $15 million in insurance coverage it was counting on to help pay more than $27 million in legal bills the college rang up defending the racially-conscious admissions policy known as affirmative action.

A Boston federal judge said Wednesday school administrators waited too long to notify Zurich American Insurance Co. that the college had been sued by Students for Fair Admissions in 2014. The activist group claims Harvard’s undergraduate admissions policy unlawfully considers race as a factor, which harms high-achieving Asian American students. The case was argued before the US Supreme Court on Oct. 31.

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