Posted: December 30th, 2021
Compose a 500 words assignment on o’brien v. ohio state university. Needs to be plagiarism free! ?O’Brien v. Ohio State University
1. The Court of Claims judge in this case interpreted the facts in favor of O’Brien when the judge characterized the loan as given for humanitarian reasons and not given to gain an improper recruiting advantage. What facts might support a more sinister interpretation of the coach’s conduct?
In 2004, the Ohio State University officials fired then coach Jim O’Brien. The allegations on the basketball coach were that he broke the terms of his agreement. To assume a more sinister interpretation of O’Brien’s conduct one needs to look into the reasons why the court decided in his favor in the first place. To be absolved in the eyes of the law, University had to prove that O’Brien’s actions, which were in violation of the contract, in fact, caused severe damage to the reputation of the University. The court found that O’Brien’s act of lending a sum of $6000 to a recruit did not do material damage the university’s reputation. Jim O’Brien won the case and received about $2.5 million in damages (Wong, 2010, p. 430). If the judge had interpreted that O’Brien’s actions caused serious harm to the good name of the Ohio State University then they would most certainly have rejected the plaintiff’s claim. For instance, if they had discovered that Jim O’Brien had a history of breaching the University contract, then the court’s decision might have gone the other way.
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