Light & Verity


Yale seeks dismissal of Machu Picchu suit

The university has filed a motion to dismiss a lawsuit by the government of Peru demanding that Yale return artifacts taken from Machu Picchu nearly 100 years ago. Peru filed its lawsuit in December in the District of Columbia (see January/February 2009); Yale's lawyers argue that since none of the allegations against the university took place in DC, the plaintiff chose the wrong venue. "If Peru wishes to pursue its stale and meritless claims, it must do so in Connecticut," the motion reads.


Court rejects Yale motion in Dongguk suit

The university's attempt to have another lawsuit against it dismissed was denied by the District of Connecticut federal court. Yale is being sued for $50 million by Dongguk University, Korea, over Yale's mistaken verification of a Dongguk professor's forged Yale credentials. (See May/June 2008.) Yale had sought to have the suit dismissed because "it fails to state a legally valid claim," according to Yale spokesman Tom Conroy.


No more bisphenol-A for some baby bottles

The six largest makers of baby bottles in the United States said in March that they would stop selling bottles made with the chemical bisphenol-A, which researchers at Yale and elsewhere have linked to health problems. (See November/December 2008.) The companies acted voluntarily in response to a request from the attorneys general of Connecticut, Delaware, and New Jersey.


Mory's aims to open by October

The board of governors of Mory's says it hopes to reopen the struggling club in time to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Whiffenpoofs on October 4. The club recently hired an architect to plan much-needed renovations, but the funding for the project is not yet in place, says Mory's president Christopher Getman '64. The Whiffenpoofs, who were left without a place to sing on Monday nights when Mory's closed over winter vacation (see March/April 2009), spent the spring semester singing at the Union League Cafe. 


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