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Grand Forks Herald, May 18, 1993

DATELINES: REGION MINOT WOMAN SEEKS TO SUE UND


Herald staff and wire reports

A Minot woman is asking the North Dakota Supreme Court to allow her to use UND in another challenge to the doctrine of sovereign immunity that protects the state from law suits.

Joyce Burr sued UND in 1990, claiming the university should have adopted rules to protect her doctoral material. She said the material was copied while she was ill.

A judge ruled that the state's immunity from lawsuits prevents Burr from suing UND. She ia appealing case to the Supreme Court and seeks $1 million in damages.