John Swails: Historian who sued Oral Roberts over firing gets his job back (others do not)

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One of the three former Oral Roberts University professors who sued the university for wrongful termination last fall has been reinstated in a settlement reached late Thursday.

Jo Anne Deaton, who with John Tucker represents all the defendants except former ORU President Richard Roberts, told the Tulsa World that the defendants had reached a settlement with former professor John Swails. The details of the settlement, which came after a full day of negotiations, were not released.

However, The Associated Press reported that Swails was reinstated to his position at ORU, and the Tulsa World independently confirmed that information.

The remaining plaintiffs, Tim and Paulita Brooker [also a historian], have not settled, and a hearing on motions in the case is scheduled for Friday, Deaton said. ...

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