UI settles lawsuit against alumnus for $7.5K
The University of Illinois is paying an alumnus $7,500 to stop selling T-shirts that say "Make Illinois Great Again" with a drawing of the school's former mascot Chief Illiniwek.
The university reached the settlement with Ted O'Malley after suing him in March for violating its trademarks for the word "Illinois" and a copyrighted photo commissioned by the school.
In exchange for the payment, O'Malley has agreed to stop selling the T-shirt and to not sell similar T-shirts in the future.
The university has agreed to not to challenge O'Malley's "Make Illinois Great Again" trademark and to dismiss its lawsuit.