WHO: University of Houston Students Against Sweatshops (UH SAS)
WHAT: Press Conference
WHERE: In front of the M.D. Anderson library on the main campus of the University of Houston, 3400 Calhoun, use entrance 1.
WHEN: April 2, 2009 @ noon.
WHY: Students Against Sweatshops are filing a state lawsuit against UH Chancellor and President Renu Khator, Richard Alderman, the associate dean of the UH Law Center, and four other UH professors and a UH staffer alleging fraud, negligent misrepresentation and defamation for their involvement and press releases related to the “Apparel Task Force” set up by Dr. Khator last spring.
Richard Alderman, also known as the “People’s Lawyer” and for his twice a week appearances on KTRK Channel 13 and his weekly Houston Chronicle column, drafted the “Apparel Task Force” final report and offered a $250 bribe, in writing to the UH Students Against Sweatshops to delay filing the lawsuit.