U of M agrees to pay $550,000 to ex-professor

ANN ARBOR (AP) -- The University of Michigan has agreed to pay $550,000 to settle a civil lawsuit brought by a professor claiming fraud and defamation.

AnnArbor.com obtained a copy of a settlement agreement in the case involving Andrei Borisov under the Freedom of Information Act and published details recently.

Borisov was a non-tenured faculty member in the school's Department of Pediatrics. He sued in 2009 in Washtenaw County Circuit Court, claiming that a mentor plagiarized his research in reports to federal funding agencies involving grants worth $1.7 million.

Borisov also claimed that he was removed from projects. The school denied his claims.

The agreement prompted the university to post a public apology on its website last month calling events involving Borisov and the school "unfortunate and unintended."

Published: Wed, Jun 1, 2011

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