In 2010, the media coalition filed suit against the University of North Carolina (“UNC”) seeking to obtain internal records relating to the UNC football investigation. UNC originally denied the request by citing the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (“FERPA”). After two years of legal wrangling, the parties agreed to a settlement whereby UNC will release various records by November 5, 2012. UNC has already released reinstatement requests made on behalf of student-athletes and legal fee statements for UNC’s counsel during the investigation. By November 5, 2012, UNC will release unredacted interview transcripts conducted with football student-athletes during the football investigation, but the media is not permitted to post the entirety of the transcripts on the World Wide Web.
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