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Duke, lacrosse players settle out of court

Feb. 28, 2013 at 1:47 PM

DURHAM, N.C., Feb. 28 (UPI) -- Duke University and 38 former members of its lacrosse team notified a federal judge they settled a players' lawsuit out of court, both sides announced.

The settlement Wednesday, confirmed by players' attorney Bill Thomas and Duke chief spokesman Michael Schoenfeld, leaves only one case against the school outstanding from the aftermath of a controversy after a stripper, Crystal Mangum, falsely claimed to have been raped at a team party in 2006.

The settlement ended all claims of the 38 players against the school and its police and health systems, the (Durham, N.C.) Herald Sun reported.

In 2007 Duke settled a case out of court brought by three players, David Evans, Colin Finnerty and Reade Seligmann, who were indicted and then exonerated of charges of raping Mangum, but the court allowed the three to continue a malicious prosecution charge against two detectives who investigated the case, the newspaper said.

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