BOZEMAN (AP) — The Bozeman Daily Chronicle and Montana Newspaper Association have filed a lawsuit against Montana State University seeking information concerning the school's suspension of MSU Symphony Orchestra conductor Shuichi Komiyama.
The lawsuit filed Monday in Gallatin County District Courts contends 47-year-old Komiyama holds a position of public trust and that the public's right to know the reason for the suspension outweighs personal privacy concerns.
The lawsuit also seeks court costs.
The newspaper reported last month that the charismatic Komiyama had been suspended but the school declined to say why.
Komiyama could not be reached for comment.