Outside counsel retained to defend school, leaders
BY the Adventist Review staff:
A July 28 lawsuit filed by three employees of La Sierra University, a Seventh-day Adventist Church-owned tertiary institution against its board chairman, the university and two officials of the North American Division of Seventh-day Adventists, is â€œwithout merit,â€ the churchâ€™s top attorney says.
â€œThe litigation is without merit, and will be defended in the most appropriate manner,â€ says Karnik Doukmetzian, an attorney and the North American Divisionâ€™s General Counsel. â€œExternal counsel has been retained through Adventist Risk Management which provides insurance coverage for the defendants involved, and will be defending the organizations and individuals named in the suit.”