Statement on change of venue from FSU President John Thrasher:
We are very pleased with today’s ruling granting the university’s request to move the proceedings to the Northern District of Florida. Judicial rules generally require that a matter be heard in the venue in which it arose and, given the location of the witnesses and evidence in this case, the Northern District is the only logical choice. Trying this case in Orlando would have caused added and unnecessary expense for all involved.
We look forward to a prompt and equitable resolution of this case in favor of Florida State University.