Early information from the courtroom in Los Angeles indicates that the regents of the University of California have settled the case against them in the death of Sheri Sangji. Science
Careers has not seen the settlement document yet, but has learned that it requires the university to obey the law (obviously), cease denying that the university is responsible for the conditions leading to her death, and establish a scholarship in Sheri's name in environmental law--the field she had hoped to pursue in her future studies. The judge granted yet another delay for the arraignment of Patrick Harran, Sheri's boss at the time of her death.
The university appears to have gotten off very easily, considering the punishments that conviction could have carried. This settlement does, however, appear to open up the University of California to a lawsuit, which the Sangji family has thus far not sought.
The Harran case, meanwhile, has turned even more sordid, given the defense's ad hominem attack
on the credibility of the state investigator whose report is an important element in the case against the professor. Obviously, there is much more to come.