The case of now former University of Colorado professor Ward Churchill is now in Denver District Court.
University of Colorado regents ousted Ward Churchill Tuesday by a vote of 8-to-1 over allegations of plagiarism, fabrication and other infractions. He had ignited a firestorm with an essay comparing some World Trade Center victims to Holocaust organizer Adolf Eichmann, but the Regents said his dismissal was based on other writings.
Churchill denies the allegations, and says his firing was retribution for expressing unpopular views.
His lawsuit in Denver District Court seeks an unspecified amount of money.
Churchill's attorney, David Lane, says reinstatement is another possible remedy if Churchill wins