The Family Of Arizona Professor Killed On Campus Settles $9 Million Claim From University

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Why Did The Family Of Arizona Professor Claim Money?

Arizona Professor who was killed on campus in 2022, the professor's settled a nine million dollars against the university, the family’s lawyer announced on Tuesday.

Arizona Professior's family filed a $9 million claim against the university in March, claiming the university failed to safeguard him from a student who had threatened him on multiple occasions. The family's lawyers, Greg Kuykendall and Larry Wulkan claimed to have led a "successful" mediation by outlining the implications for the university of pursuing a case without a settlement.

When asked about how much the professor's family received in the settlement, the lawyer did not respond.

The university said in a statement that the agreement includes a financial settlement for the family as well as a pledge to keep up supporting “the well-being of those most affected by these events” and giving the family a say in how security and safety measures are carried out on campus.

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How And Why Did Arizona Professor Killed On Campus Of University?

Thomas Meixner (Arizona Professor) was fatally shot on Oct. 5, 2022, by a student (Dervish ) of Arizona University who had threatened him on multiple occasions, shot Meixer inside the Harshbarger Building where he headed the school’s Department of Hydrology and Atmospheric Sciences.

The incident began around 2 p.m. Police had received a call from inside the building, the Department of Hydrology and Atmospheric Sciences, requesting police escort a former student out of the building

officers were on the way to the university when they received reports of a shooting that left one person injured, according to then-campus police Chief Paula Balafas.
After being brought to a hospital, Meixner was eventually declared dead.

Family Of Arizona Professor Killed On Campus Settles $9 Million
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According to the authorities, Dervish was a graduate student of Meixner. He had a history of violence and intimidation that the university ignored, according to the Meixner family's notice of a legal claim against the university.
He faces a murder charge in connection with Meixner's death.

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