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Suit Seeks Redress for a Start-Up Package Gone Sour

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Science  01 Jul 2011:
Vol. 333, Issue 6038, pp. 24-25
DOI: 10.1126/science.333.6038.24

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An electrophysiologist at the University of Texas at San Antonio has filed suit against the university for failing to honor its commitment to support her research in a timely fashion, claiming that two other male faculty members who arrived after her received money earmarked for her start-up package. She isn't asking for any money; instead, she wants the university to apologize for its actions. The university denies that it has done anything wrong and, therefore, says that no apology is needed.