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Duke settles lawsuit by lacrosse players

Posted February 28, 2013 8:56 a.m. EST
Updated February 28, 2013 4:04 p.m. EST

— Duke University has settled a lawsuit by 38 members of its 2005-06 men's lacrosse team.

Attorneys for the school and players notified a federal judge Wednesday that the lawsuit was settled out of court last week, according to court documents. Terms of the settlement weren't disclosed.

The settlement also includes Duke President Richard Brodhead, other school officials and the Duke University Health System.

The players sued amid the controversy that followed allegations by a stripper that she was raped at a team party in 2006. Attorney General Roy Cooper later declared the allegations were false.

Duke previously reached a settlement with three players who were indicted and then cleared on rape charges.

Those three players and other team members have sued Durham over the way the police department handled the case. Those cases are pending.