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Torch Article - Bent Hall naming rights lawsuit 5 months 1 week ago #287241

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Torch Article - Bent Hall naming rights lawsuit 5 months 1 week ago #287299

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Petty and pathetic. Both sides should be ashamed that this is in court and its smacks of poor business decisions. Not surprised Cahill was involved. Who makes a deal that lasts in perpetuity? Oral agreements, $1MM payoff... amateur hour.
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Torch Article - Bent Hall naming rights lawsuit 5 months 1 week ago #287347

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To summarize: both parties want to get Bent
It’s a double knit world, baby
And your heart is my goal
I’ll pick the lock
With my pet rock
To get to your bell bottom soul
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Torch Article - Bent Hall naming rights lawsuit 5 months 1 week ago #287350

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Spocky Ramone wrote: To summarize: both parties want to get Bent


Bent and his family are bent in more ways than just their surname.
This once proud alum, like a few others, need psychological help.
All characters and events depicted in this post are entirely fictitious. Any similarity to actual events or persons, living or dead, is purely coincidental. 
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Torch Article - Bent Hall naming rights lawsuit 5 months 1 week ago #287373

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If the building continues to be named Bent Hall, why not resolve this by signage that would indicate that. They can still promote the Tobin school prominently as well.

In another article, the university had asked Bent for additional donations recently to upgrade the building in many ways, including technology. Bent declined.

Id be surprised if the irs allowed a chaitable deduction for a valuation placed on a name.

This really illustrates the sometimes murky quid pro quo of major donations. It often comes with positions of authority, or provides some of value to the donor. Naming a building after the donor does that.

500k is a pittance for such a right, and was small even when Bent made it. His suit greatly diminishes him, and i believe any settlement should place a valuation on what having his name on the building was worth. To me, the guy should just go away

Charity is charity, and having strings attached just makes it distasteful if not invalidating any altruistic component.

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Torch Article - Bent Hall naming rights lawsuit 3 months 2 weeks ago #291029

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I had a chance to pay a quick visit to the campus on Monday, first time in several years and came away impressed by all the improvements. Couldn't resist a pic in front of my old stomping grounds (Tobin/Bent) in my new SJU hat!

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Torch Article - Bent Hall naming rights lawsuit 3 months 2 weeks ago #291044

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great pics TX !!! Glad you got to visit.

Campus has improved with what it has to play with...space and $$.

I'm up several times a year for games & family visits... I'll be up next week and will probably swing by bookstore to get some new shirts etc.
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