NOLAN FINLEY

Finley: UM might have avoided big payout

Nolan Finley
The Detroit News

The choice for the University of Michigan board in agreeing to a $490 million settlement with the accusers of Dr. Robert Anderson was between moral obligation and fiduciary responsibility.

Even for an institution as rich as UM, a half-billion dollars is a lot of money. And the regents might have avoided, or greatly reduced, the settlement.