Law school reaches $2.6 million settlement in equal pay suit

DENVER — Seven female law professors at a Colorado university will receive a $2.6 million settlement and pay increases after federal officials filed a lawsuit against the women’s employer for routinely paying higher salaries to their male colleagues.

A federal judge indicated support for the settlement agreement Thursday between the University of Denver, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and the professors. Colorado District Court Judge Wiley Daniel requested some technical changes during a hearing but said he had no other objection to signing it.