UNL Pays $20,000 To Settle Handicapped Parking Lawsuit

By: The Associated Press Email
By: The Associated Press Email

The University of Nebraska-Lincoln will pay a Lincoln man $20,000 to settle a federal lawsuit accusing the university of illegally closing down handicapped parking stalls on campus during Husker football games.

Richard Norton Jr. sued UNL in 2012 after he says he was not allowed to park in a handicapped space outside of the University of Nebraska State Museum during a game in 2010. Norton says he was told the handicapped spots were being held for university donors.

Norton, who suffers from a physical disability, says he was forced to park several blocks away and the walk hurt him to the point of having to seek medical treatment.

Norton's attorney, Kathleen Neary, says the settlement was reached in December and a judge dismissed the lawsuit on Thursday.

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