Ryan Fendley, former senior advisor to the WSU provost, filed the suit in January demanding $32,583 in damages plus interest and attorney’s fees.
Greene County Common Pleas Court records show the case was formally settled Sept. 29, with each party agreeing to pay their own costs.
The specific terms of the settlement have not been released yet, though this news organization has requested a copy of the settlement agreement under Ohio public records law and will update this story when more information becomes available.
Fendley still has a separate lawsuit against the school filed in the Ohio Court of Claims. In that suit, he claims he was improperly terminated and is owed $249,000 in back pay.
Fendley was fired after the launch of an ongoing federal investigation into WSU's potentially illegal misuse of a federal work visa program. The school's former provost and a researcher have been on paid leave for more than a year during the investigation, and the school's top attorney was forced to resign.