GEORGETOWN, Del. — A school district in Delaware has settled a lawsuit brought by a former employee contending the district engaged in copyright infringement and wrongfully terminated him.

The News Journal of Wilmington reports Sussex Technical School District reached a $95,000 settlement with Tom Keeton earlier this year, before a state audit found evidence of widespread financial impropriety within the district.

Keeton, who taught Ability to Benefit students at Sussex Tech’s Adult Division school, filed the lawsuit in 2015. The lawsuit states district employees had copied textbook materials totaling in excess of $500,000 without permission from the publishing company. Court documents state Keeton was fired shortly after bringing a list of copyright violations to principal Terri Corder.

Corder is no longer principal, and administrators didn’t respond to The News Journal’s requests for comment.


Information from: The News Journal of Wilmington, Del., http://www.delawareonline.com