UR settles Jaeger retaliation suit with $9.4 million (Campus Times)
UR is paying $9.4 million in settling a lawsuit with nine former students and faculty members, who claim UR retaliated against those who spoke up about professor T. Florian Jaeger’s alleged misconduct.
The uproar over the allegations in the fall of 2017 spurred the federal lawsuit, as well as an investigation from former U.S. attorney Mary Jo White, and the resignation of then-University President Joel Seligman. Seligman, along with Provost Robert Clark and the University itself, was named as a defendant in the lawsuit.
Jaeger, who is not a defendant, still teaches in the Brain and Cognitive Sciences department at UR.
“We hope this settlement encourages people affected by discrimination and retaliation to seek justice and never give up,” Richard Aslin, a plaintiff and former UR professor said in a release from the plaintiff’s lawyers.