Bloomberg Law
April 5, 2023, 1:59 PM

Liberty University Rips Falwell’s $8.6 Million Retirement Suit

Jacklyn Wille
Jacklyn Wille
Legal Reporter

Jerry Falwell Jr.'s federal lawsuit seeking $8.6 million from Liberty University Inc. should be dismissed in favor of state court litigation accusing him of scheming to boost his compensation before news of a sex scandal broke, the school argued.

Falwell’s potential entitlement to benefits under a supplemental executive retirement plan is being litigated in Virginia state court and can’t be raised in a separate and later-filed federal action, Liberty said in a motion to dismiss filed Tuesday in the US District Court for the Western District of Virginia. Falwell’s federal lawsuit argues that he’s entitled to benefits because he wasn’t ...

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