- Justin Schwartz, a former lecturer at Cal State East Bay, reached a settlement in his legal dispute with Cal State University for $100,000.
- Schwartz was fired after he reported that his colleague, Michael Shumate, had used university funds to buy sports equipment and climbing lessons.
- Shumate kept his job after it was found that the university had been billed for personal expenses, but CSU let Schwartz go, officially citing budget reasons.
From the article:
For Justin Schwartz, the Cal State East Bay lecturer who was fired after reporting that a colleague spent thousands of dollars of university money to buy himself high-end sports equipment and climbing lessons, a $100,000 settlement with CSU officially ends the legal dispute with his former employer. ...