Judge grants Dobelle extension in suit against Westfield State University

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

A federal judge has given ex-Westfield State University president Evan S. Dobelle a two-week extension to file additional documents in his lawsuit against the university and state education officials.

In a ruling Monday, U.S. Magistrate Judge Kenneth P. Neiman granted Dobelle’s request to push the deadline for amending his lawsuit back from Dec. 9 to Dec. 23.

One of Dobelle’s lawyers, Katherine M. Romel, stated in a motion last week that events occurring after the lawsuit was filed on Oct. 24 will bolster his case and eliminate the need to respond by Dec. 13 to the defendant’s motion to dismiss.

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