Decision in U of L lawsuit not likely before July 1

A state judge said he is unlikely to settle a dispute over the University of Louisville board of trustees before the school has to decide on a budget and a tuition increase by July 1.
    
Republican Gov. Matt Bevin abolished the board last week and plans to appoint a new board. Democratic Attorney General Andy Beshear is trying to block Bevin’s actions.
    
Franklin County Circuit Judge Phillip Shepherd described the timing of the dispute as "uncharted territory" and said the university will have to continue functioning while the court sorts things out.
    
Spokesman John Karman said in lieu of an approved budget, the school will adopt a "spending plan" that includes a 5 percent tuition increase. He said students can get a refund if they complete 30 hours of course work in one year.

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