Settling With Salaita - What It Means to Settle a Lawsuit

December 07, 2015
 

Verity Winship

University of Illinois College of Law

By: Verity Winship

In November 2015, the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign announced that it had settled its litigation with Steven Salaita. One question raised in blogs and news media is what to make of this settlement. Did one side win? And what next? Whatever you think about the underlying controversy and the values at stake, understanding the legal aspects of settlement can help you draw your own conclusions about the take-away. What it means to settle a lawsuit is the subject of this week's radio commentary.