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MSU ousts general counsel

February 5, 2019
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EAST LANSING — The top lawyer at Michigan State University has been ousted.

Acting President Satish Udpa said Robert Young Jr. was "relieved of his duties" Friday as VP and general counsel.

Young, a former chief justice of the Michigan Supreme Court, joined MSU last year when John Engler was interim president.

Engler was removed by university trustees on Jan. 17.

Young had more than two years remaining on a three-year contract worth $425,000 a year.

MSU spokeswoman Emily Guerrant said Young will be paid the full amount.

Young played a critical role in the $500-million settlement with sexual-assault victims of ex-sports doctor Larry Nassar.

"We appreciate that Bob stepped in last year to help the university with the settlement and many legal issues," Udpa said.

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