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Council: Suit was to protect city

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“We’ve, in the past, handled coroner’s fees for students and faculty that have died on campus, as well,” Jones said. “Those were $1,200-$1,400 each.”

By going to court, he said, the relationship between the city and university — one state agency working with and conducting business with another state agency — was made clear.
“We found we have no liability,” Jones said.

The coroner’s fees previously paid by the city were reimbursed by the university as part of the clarification of that relationship, Jones said.

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