- Florida A&M University trustees voted to have the school's attorneys enter into mediation with representatives of Robert Champion's family regarding their lawsuit over Champion's death.
- Band members are currently facing felony hazing charges related to the incident that left Champion dead last November, and James Ammons resigned as Florida A&M's president in July.
- The trustees would have to approve any final settlement, and any settlement in excess of $300,000 would need the Florida Legislature's approval.
From the article:
Florida A&M University wants to try to settle a family's lawsuit against the school over the hazing death of a band member.
FAMU trustees on Thursday voted to instruct attorneys representing the university to enter a voluntary mediation session with attorneys for the parents of Robert Champion. ...