Harbinger of a Litigious Future?

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Science  10 Nov 2000:
Vol. 290, Issue 5494, pp. 1076
DOI: 10.1126/science.290.5494.1076

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When the chair of the pharmacology department at the University of California, Davis, pledged in writing to find a permanent position for microbiologist Ronald Chuang, Chuang and his wife Linda--a researcher who works in his lab--were delighted. A dozen years later, Ronald Chuang still has no permanent position, and he and his wife filed suit in 1997 over what they allege is a long and egregious series of discriminatory acts by the university.