andrewgiulianiA federal magistrate has recommended the dismissal of a lawsuit brought by Rudy Giuliani’s son Andrew against Duke University. Andrew filed the suit last year, claiming that Duke and its varsity golf coach breached a contract with him when he was dismissed from the golf team in early 2008.

The university and the coach O.D. Vincent responded by saying that Andrew was dismissed for behavior like assaulting a teammate, defying coaches, and violating “both the rules and the spirit of the game of golf.”

In an opinion issued earlier this week, Magistrate Judge Wallace W. Dixon sided with Duke in its motion for judgment on the pleadings against Giuliani (that means that Duke didn’t think the lawsuit had even enough merit to go to trial and to a jury). A copy of Dixon’s opinion, which will now most likely be adopted by a U.S. District Court judge and bring the case to an end, can be found at The Smoking Gun. It is peppered with golf references and even a Caddyshack quote. Good stuff.

Andrew skipped the graduation ceremony at Duke last week. Shocker.

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