Virginia Supreme Court temporarily blocks closure of Sweet Briar College

Posted at 1:39 PM, Jun 09, 2015
and last updated 2015-06-09 13:39:49-04

Richmond, Va. –  The Virginia Supreme Court ruled Tuesday that a Bedford County Circuit Court judge made a mistake when he ruled that Sweet Briar College cannot be both a trust and a non-stock corporation.

That decision will temporarily block the closure of the school while attorneys for the school file another temporary injunction to keep the college open.

In March, officials at the school announced they will permanently shut down the school in August due to “insurmountable financial challenges.”

Tuesday’s ruling did not indicate which side of the issue the Virginia Supreme Court would take in the dispute over whether or not the college should close, rather the ruling focused on the legality of the Bedford judge’s prior ruling.

Click here to read more on the ruling from our sister station in Richmond, WTVR.


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