On June 6, 2014, Baylor University filed a lawsuit against the Baylor Alumni Association that asked the court to stop the Association from using the University’s names and trademarks. This page consolidates our communications with members, press releases that we have issued, and legal filings. Both sides have filed Motions for Summary Judgment, and Baylor’s was heard in late January; a ruling is pending. The trial date has been set for late March 2016.
This is a link to the posts on our Line Notes blog that address the litigation. These include Litigation Updates from President Tom Nesbitt, and links to articles in the Waco Trib about the dispute. In some cases, these posts were first e-mailed to BAA members.
These are links to the press releases that we have filed at various points during the process:
- June 11, 2014: BAA Response to Baylor Filing of Lawsuit Against Association
- August 6, 2014: Lawsuit Settlement Talks Between Baylor Alumni Association, Baylor University Break Down
- September 8, 2014: BAA Board of Directors Votes to Submit Final Settlement Offer to Baylor University
- June 6, 2014: Baylor lawsuit against BAA
- August 6, 2014: BAA counterclaim
- Jan. 26, 2015: BAA Request for Hearing and Motion to Compel
- Feb. 13, 2015: Baylor Response to BAA Request for Hearing
- Feb. 19, 2015: BAA Bench Brief on Discoverability
- Feb. 19, 2015: BAA Response to Baylor Motion for Protective Order
- Feb. 20, 2015: Confidentiality and Protective Order
- March 9, 2015: Scheduling Order
- July 22, 2015: Baylor Motion for Summary Judgment
- Aug. 17, 2015: BAA response to Baylor Motion for Summary Judgment
The Spring 2014 issue of the Baylor Line may answer some of your questions about what led to this unfortunate situation.