Judge to lawyers: ‘Negotiate’ how former spokesperson returns Liberty University documents

Published: Dec. 17, 2021 at 5:27 PM EST
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LYNCHBURG, Va. (WDBJ) - UPDATE: Liberty has released the following statement regarding Friday’s hearing:

“Liberty University is grateful that Judge Moon granted the relief the university sought and will prohibit Scott Lamb from continuing to use university property he attempted to take and from further abusing Liberty University’s legal privileges. The hearing demonstrated again why Mr. Lamb’s credibility is reasonably questioned. The university’s legal team, for instance, never prepared false statements regarding Title IX for the press to be delivered by any spokesperson. We will not take the time to correct Lamb’s myriad misleading statements but as time goes by it will become more apparent that what Lamb has asserted since his termination is false.”

EARLIER STORY: Liberty University’s countersuit against former spokesperson Scott Lamb reached day two of testimony Friday.

Thursday much of the conversation surrounded the application Evernote.

The program allows users to save documents to the cloud and view across all devices they’re logged into.

Friday, Liberty University counsel pressed Lamb on what he had on Evernote, which was found on his university laptop upon return.

On the witness stand, Lamb testified that a myriad of personal documents ranging from before, during and after his time at the university existed on there.

He said some Liberty material was also on the program.

As part of their countersuit, Liberty is seeking return of documents they say are theirs.

Thursday, Lamb testified that the United States Department of Education told him to keep documents in his possession.

Friday, Lamb told the court he was not issued a subpoena or other written documentation saying this, clarifying it was said orally. He also said as of now he has not turned anything over to the department.

Near the end of Friday’s proceedings, Judge Norman Moon told both sides to negotiate a way of return for the documents.

He said an injunction “should be given,” but did not immediately clarify Friday if he’ll issue one.

Lamb’s lawsuit against the university is scheduled for trial next year.

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