A Kootenai County judge has awarded North Idaho College President Nick Swayne a little more than $150,000 for attorney fees following his successful lawsuit against the college for permanent reinstatement.
North Idaho College trustees voted this week to increase the athletics budget by up to $2.6 million, contemplated censuring one of their own and shared new insight into a decision to appeal NIC President Nick Swayne’s reinstatement to the Idaho Supreme Court.
North Idaho College President Nick Swayne will receive payment for attorney fees following his successful lawsuit against the college for permanent reinstatement, but exactly how much remains to be seen.
Attorneys representing North Idaho College President Nick Swayne have asked the court to grant him reinstatement without going to trial.
Last Friday, Swayne’s legal counsel filed a motion for summary judgement in his lawsuit, which alleges that three NIC trustees violated the terms of his employment agreement when they placed him on administrative leave for no disciplinary reason in December 2022.
A Kootenai County judge reaffirmed her order requiring North Idaho College to reinstate Nick Swayne as the college’s active president.
Judge Cynthia Meyer issued a written decision Wednesday afternoon denying NIC’s request that she overturn her March decision, which forced the college to restore Swayne to his job while his lawsuit seeking permanent reinstatement proceeds.