Kansas, former student settle lawsuit over mold in dorm

(University of Kansas)
(University of Kansas)(KWCH)
Published: Jun. 5, 2019 at 12:41 PM CDT
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The University of Kansas is paying a former student-athlete $40,000 to settle a lawsuit claiming she became ill because of mold in the vents of her dormitory room.

The Lawrence Journal-World reports the university denies the claims but agreed to pay Laine Evans $20,000 and her attorneys $20,000 to settle the lawsuit.

The agreement released Tuesday says the university and Evans used mediation in the case to avoid the expense and uncertainty of litigation.

Evans was a freshman on the university golf team during the 2015-16 school year. She transferred to Wichita State the next year.

In the lawsuit filed in 2018, she alleged the on-campus apartment building where she lived safe was unsafe for housing.

The university contended Evans exaggerated her illnesses and denied it was at fault for her health problems.


Information from: Lawrence (Kan.) Journal-World, http://www.ljworld.com