1 lawsuit dropped, 2nd filed in SC college dispute

GREENVILLE, SC - GREENVILLE, S.C. (AP) - A lawsuit by the chairman of a South Carolina college's board against the conservative denomination that founded the school has been withdrawn.

Another lawsuit has been filed by three trustees and the Erskine Alumni Association against the Associated Reformed Presbyterian Church.

The church's ruling body voted to remove 14 trustees from the Due West school's board.

The Erskine board's executive committee said it agreed with the chairman's lawsuit challenging the appointment of new board members, but withdrew it for church unity.

The other trustees and the alumni association are asking a judge to rule the college, through its board, owns Erskine's buildings and land.

The clerk of the denomination said it has no comment, but plans to discuss a response Thursday.

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