Under the terms of the settlement, which the UO released in response to a media request, Halls agreed not to sue the UO, and both parties agreed to make no “negative or disparaging” written or oral statements about each other, publicly or privately, in “any medium.”
The agreement, first reported by The New York Times, also specifies that both the UO and Halls must give each other 24 hours notice when they receive press inquiries. The university must give Halls the same notice if it receives requests for public records. Both parties will respond to such requests “in a cooperative manner,” the settlement stipulates.
The $90,000 payment to Halls, almost equivalent to one year’s pay from the UO to him under his terminated contract, resolves a dispute about how much the UO owed him after ending his contract without cause on Aug. 24. Under UO contract policy, the university was allowed to end his contract with 30 days notice, meaning Halls was technically under contract until Sept. 24.
Read more at The Register-Guard.