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And Settled

The Salk Institute has settled the last of its three gender discrimination lawsuits, Science reports.

Vicki Lundblad and Katherine Jones last year sued the institute, which they called an "old boys' club" where "women are paid less, not promoted, and denied opportunities and benefits simply because they are women." Shortly after Lundblad and Jones filed their suit, a third woman, Becky Emerson, did as well. Two of the suits particularly called out Inder Verma, a former cancer researcher there, as a stumbling block to women's advancement at the institute, Science noted at the time. Verma resigned as editor-in-chief of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences last May and from the Salk in June following allegations of sexual harassment.

The Salk settled with Lundblad and Jones in August, and now, according to Science, has settled with Emerson. The trial, it notes, was set to begin in January.

"The Salk Institute and Dr. Beverly Emerson announce that they have resolved the litigation filed by Dr. Emerson last year. Salk recognizes Dr. Emerson's more than thirty years of service to the Institute and looks forward to her continued contributions to the scientific community," a statement from the parties says, according to Science.