A lawsuit filed in October 2011 against Duke University and Anil Potti, who has retracted 11 papers and corrected a number of others amidst investigation into his work, has been settled, Retraction Watch has learned.
Potti resigned from Duke in 2010 following questions about his work, and revelations that he had lied on grant applications about being awarded a Rhodes Scholarship. He now works at a cancer center in North Dakota.
The lawsuit was filed by subjects in clinical trials based on Potti’s work. Plaintiff’s attorney Thomas W. Henson, who confirmed the settlement, tells Retraction Watch:
Our clients and Duke University Health System have resolved and settled all claims against the current defendants arising out of the genomics-based clinical trials for cancer treatment. The specific terms of the settlement are confidential, by mutual agreement of the parties.
This isn’t the first time Potti has faced legal issues — he has settled at least 11 cases of malpractice for $75,000 or more, as we reported in 2011.
We’ve contacted Duke for comment, and will update if we hear back.
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