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February 16, 2015
"They really confused and pressured him": 98-year-old philanthropist is suing Chapman Univ for return of $12m gift, claiming they took advantage of old age.
"A 98-year-old man says Chapman University took advantage of his age to get him him to donate $12 million for an engineering building – and he is suing to get his money back. Corona del Mar philanthropists James and Catherine Emmi have filed a lawsuit in Orange County Superior Court charging that Chapman University President James Doti put undue pressure on James Emmi to sign an irrevocable contract without the consent of his wife. The suit alleges breach of contract, fraud, deceit and elder abuse by Chapman University." -- Sarah Tully, the Orange County Register