Columbia University's Casa Italiana Off Track, Donor Heirs Say

Law360, New York (August 23, 2012, 2:46 PM EDT) -- The three families that founded Columbia University's La Casa Italiana on Wednesday accused the Ivy League school of straying from the mission the original donors laid out for the 85-year-old cultural and education center, and demanded the reallocation of donations worth as much as $17.4 million.

The Italic Institute of America Inc., representing the Paterno, Campagna and Ciluzzi families, sued the Manhattan-based university on four counts of contract breach, including alleged violations of New York's Not-For-Profit Corporation code and charitable trust guidelines, according to a complaint...
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