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Job Change Lands Egyptian Scientist in Legal Battle

Science  16 May 2014:
Vol. 344, Issue 6185, pp. 681-683
DOI: 10.1126/science.344.6185.681

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Misr University for Science & Technology (MUST) near Cairo has filed suit against one of its former employees, Rania Siam, claiming that her resignation damaged its reputation and caused it to forfeit a grant. Siam has been ordered by an Egyptian court to pay MUST $63,000. The feud casts a spotlight on what kind of compensation universities can claim when a promising faculty member jumps ship.

  • * Jennifer Carpenter is a writer in Toronto, Canada.