State settles lawsuit against UW adviser

May 26, 2017

   
MADISON - Attorneys have settled a lawsuit against a University of Wisconsin-Madison adviser who counseled the daughter of a woman killed in car crash but didn't tell her he had been texting with the driver.

A news outlet reports that the state Justice Department has settled Megan Mengelt's lawsuit for $200,000.

Menglet alleged adviser Tori Richardson reached out to her days after Bruce Burnside, then a Lutheran bishop, killed her mother in a 2013 crash in Sun Prairie.

According to the lawsuit, Richardson solicited information from her about Burnside's prosecution and a potential civil lawsuit but never told her had had been texting with Burnside before the crash. The lawsuit accused Richardson of mispresenting himself.

Richardson was suspended for 30 days in 2015 for not meeting university standards.

Associated Press

 

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