Local News in Brief : Researcher, UCLA Settle

A former UCLA physiologist has agreed to provide copies of his research to the school to settle a lawsuit the university filed against him in 1985, lawyers in the case said.

In return for the data, former UCLA researcher Gary Sokolich will get credit for his research, said his lawyer, Charles Rosenberg.

The University of California Board of Regents filed a $620,000 lawsuit against Sokolich, accusing him of taking research on the hearing capabilities of animals in June, 1982. Sokolich was dismissed by UCLA because research funding had run out.

Sokolich and the Westwood university reached an out-of-court settlement in which Sokolich agreed to provide copies of the missing research documents to UCLA, said Mary MacDonald, a lawyer for the university.