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Lawsuit Against UVA in Connection to Sex Discrimination in Settlement Talks

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CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (WVIR) -

NBC29 has learned a discrimination lawsuit filed against the University of Virginia Board of Visitors is in settlement talks.

Online court records as of Wednesday, July 4, show Betsy Ackerson and UVA are working out the settlement details and a judge granted joint motions to stay the proceedings.

It’s unclear what the terms of that settlement may entail.

Ackerson was suing, alleging that UVA knowingly paid her less than her male counterparts.

She also claimed the university retaliated against her when she took medical leave, and even threatened to fire her when she raised concerns about her pay and workload.

A jury trial that was slated to start in the second week of July has been canceled.

Both sides now anticipate a deal by the end of July.