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Ohio State ordered to pay O'Brien $2.4 million for wrongful firing

Updated: September 20, 2007, 5:18 PM ET
Associated Press

COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Ohio State must pay former men's basketball coach Jim O'Brien more than $2.4 million for his wrongful firing in 2004, an appeals court ordered Thursday.

The 10th District Court of Appeals also ruled that O'Brien should not receive an additional $1.3 million that he had said he was owed by the university.

In the majority ruling, Judges Donna Bowman and G. Gary Tyack affirmed a decision by the Ohio Court of Claims. Judge Judith L. French dissented.

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