I'm writing a follow-up story about Duke University being forced to pay $2 million in punitive damages to a female place kicker who was cut from their football team. She alleged it was because of her gender and a jury agreed.
In a press statement an attorney for Duke said, "There was no legally sufficient evidentiary basis for a reasonable jury to find for the plaintiff on her Title IX claim or to find that punitive damages were warranted.”
Is that English? I bet he had his "people" thumbing through the thesaurus for hours trying to find the most convoluted way to say "there was no proof."