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Declan Sullivan death could cost ND millions

Posted on: November 1, 2010 11:01 pm
 

Forbes.com is reporting that Declan Sullivan's death could cost Notre Dame at least $30 million.

The site researched Indiana liability law as well as typical wrongful death cases. That's assuming Sullivan's family sues the school.

It's not a question of ND being able to afford the cost and result of such a case. Notre Dame historically is interested in protecting its "brand". A protracted legal case doesn't do anyone any good. If that means settling with the Sullivans then that might be what it takes.

Here's my take from Sunday.

Category: NCAAF
Tags: Notre Dame
 
Comments

Since: Jun 8, 2008
Posted on: November 2, 2010 12:12 pm
 

Declan Sullivan death could cost ND millions

LSU,

 I think there isn't as much sensitivity because of the fact that the Pace player was probably drunk driving and misunderstood an officer by driving away. It is possible that he drove away because he was drinking and driving. Either way, most officers don't just go John Wayne on a vehicle in front of a club or bar for no good reason. Perhaps the officer was out of line , we will see soon. But either way, the football player himself was a contributing factor of his own death regardless of how nice a guy he was. Unfortuante, but many people aren't going to pour out sympathy to a guy who was already putting other people's lives in danger by drinking and driving. Of course full details havent been released and maybe the police are lying ......

 



Since: Aug 18, 2010
Posted on: November 2, 2010 11:54 am
 

Declan Sullivan death could cost ND millions

Is this response mainly because we are talking about Notre Dame?  There have been multiple articles on this site about the Pace football player that was shot by the police.  I did not see all of this sensitivity when writing about that situation.  Notre Dame was wrong here, and they will pay.  What they pay is really up to them and the family of the deceased, as there will clearly be no court case.  The two sides willl settle and everyone will move along. 



Since: Aug 11, 2010
Posted on: November 2, 2010 11:51 am
 

Declan Sullivan death could cost ND millions

It is relevant.  It shows how disgraceful ND's football program has become.  This death was a tragedy, and no way should Notre Dame be let off the hook.  And yes, Kelly does have responsibility.  It is his program.  He is the CEO of ND football.  Everything that goes on w/ that team is his responsibility. 


Gipper10
Since: Oct 31, 2006
Posted on: November 2, 2010 11:46 am
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Since: Aug 20, 2006
Posted on: November 2, 2010 10:51 am
 

Declan Sullivan death could cost ND millions

From Forbes didn't you read the article.  They know a bit about finance, insurance, and liability.



Since: Sep 23, 2006
Posted on: November 2, 2010 10:34 am
 

Declan Sullivan death could cost ND millions

$30 million seems a tad steep.  Where did you get your numbers you clown? 



Since: Jul 30, 2009
Posted on: November 2, 2010 10:24 am
 

Declan Sullivan death could cost ND millions

You went too far you dumba$$! Shame on you!



Since: Apr 4, 2008
Posted on: November 2, 2010 9:53 am
 

Declan Sullivan death could cost ND millions

30 million is a drop in the bucket to ND, don't think it will financially harm them at all. Not to mention their Umbrella policy will cover most of it.



Since: Sep 6, 2009
Posted on: November 2, 2010 9:47 am
 

Declan Sullivan death could cost ND millions

easier said than done. For a kid like Declan, any association with the football team was probably a tremendous honor. There undoubtedly dozens (hundreds?) of students who would have been all too eager to fill Sullivan's role if he refused to go up in the tower. It's not like he was in a union, or even a paid professional who would have reasonably expected a safe work environment, he was just a kid who was probably thrilled to be contributing in some small way to the team and school he loved. He was an unpaid assistant who probably thought that any hesitation or refusal on his part would lead to him being replaced by another student, so I'm sure he felt tremendous pressure to go up in the tower even if it was never verbally stated.



Since: Sep 3, 2006
Posted on: November 2, 2010 9:20 am
 

Declan Sullivan death could cost ND millions

I believe you meant, "tithe"


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