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Pressler files suit against University

Former men's lacrosse head coach Mike Pressler has filed suit against the University, officials confirmed Friday afternoon.

The suit is related to Pressler's settlement with the University, reached last spring. Neither Pressler nor his lawyer could be reached immediately for comment. A Duke official said in a statement that the claim is baseless.

"Mr. Pressler, aided by his attorney, reached a fair and final financial agreement with Duke University in the spring of 2007," University Counsel Pam Bernard said. "We are disappointed that he is now trying to undo that agreement with an unfounded claim against Duke. We will address the matter through the legal process and insist on honoring our existing agreement."

Pressler was asked to resign during fallout from the lacrosse case in spring 2006. A financial settlement was reached with the University in March 2007, but the terms have not been made public.

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