In ruling, rebuke of UA System trustee, 14 other lawyers an error

Switching courts OK, judge told

Posted: July 26, 2017 at 4:30 a.m.

University of Arkansas System Board of Trustees board member John Goodson is shown in this photo.

A federal judge in Fort Smith was wrong in deciding University of Arkansas System Trustee John Goodson and 14 other class-action plaintiff and defense lawyers acted improperly when they removed a case from federal court to settle it in state court on more favorable terms, an 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals panel ruled Tuesday.

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