The University of Virginia is moving to dismiss a civil lawsuit by a professor suspected of cheating the university out of money.
Paul Allaire is seeking $100,000 in a civil suit. In Allaire's suit, court documents allege police took attorney-client privileged information when they searched his Ivy home on January 27. Investigators also searched his office at the university.
Allaire wants about two dozen of the 100 items taken, returned.
In a three page response, UVA calls the $100,000 lawsuit ‘frivolous' and moves for a dismissal.
UVA says that evidence is in the hands of the Albemarle Commonwealth's Attorney's Office as part of the ongoing investigation and therefore, the university is not the proper defendant. The university also says the suit fails to explain why the state entity, which is granted immunity under common law, should be waived in the case.
Police believe Allaire used his role as the director of the rotating machinery and controls laboratory to cheat his employer out of up to $1 million.
Allaire has not been charged at this point.
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