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Robertson Lawsuit Overview

A settlement agreement in the Robertson v. Princeton lawsuit was reached on Dec. 9, 2008, giving Princeton University full control of the endowment associated with the Robertson Foundation. This site contains background regarding the lawsuit, which was filed by William Robertson and some members of the Robertson family in July 2002 in an attempt to seize control of funds that William's mother gave to Princeton in 1961. As part of the settlement agreement, the Robertson Foundation will be dissolved to create a fund that will continue to support the graduate program of the Woodrow Wilson School. The University's full statement about the settlement agreement is available as a public statement below.

More information about the settlement appears in the right-hand menu of this page. Responses to common questions about the lawsuit are provided in the left-hand menu of this page. These responses include hotlinks to supporting materials, which are in the site's Documents section. All of the questions and answers in the sections listed to the left are compiled as a Word document in a Q&A (.doc).