Ole Miss, Speth want case to be reopened

OXFORD – Both sides want to go back to court to resolve settlement of a lawsuit between a pharmacy official and the University of Mississippi.
On April 16, Judge Sharion Aycock dismissed the case of Dr. Robert C. Speth because a settlement was in the works.
However, by Monday, attorneys for Speth and for Ole Miss asked the federal court to reopen the case.
They said issues, which they cannot resolve, have arisen about their agreement.
In December, the university and eight of its officials were sued by the former chair of the Department of Pharmacology, who alleged he was fired because he blew the whistle on improper use of grant funds.
He also wanted his chairmanship back, back pay and replacement of funds from his research account.
Speth, who describes himself as a prominent researcher in a cause of high blood pressure, accused the university and the officials of setting out to humiliate and fire him after he reported misuse of research funds.

NEMS Daily Journal

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