Ohio school denies claims in consultant’s $4.5M lawsuit

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A university sued by a consultant seeking $4.5 million in unpaid compensation from the school has denied all claims made in the consultant’s lawsuit.

The Dayton Daily News (http://bit.ly/2fW4m9z) reports Wright State University’s response to Ron Wine’s lawsuit was filed in the Ohio Court of Claims this week. Wine’s lawsuit was filed in September.

Wine’s lawsuit says his consulting group secured $134 million in new contract revenue for Wright State and the university’s president agreed to pay him a 5 percent bonus for money he brought into the school. Wine says Wright State stopped paying him after a state investigation focusing on whether the consultant should have registered as a lobbyist.

Investigators found no evidence of Ohio lobbying law violations.

Wright State officials say they don’t comment on pending litigation.


Information from: Dayton Daily News, http://www.daytondailynews.com