Idaho State University has filed a motion in federal court seeking sanctions and $75,000 in legal fees from a former professor who has been embroiled in legal disputes with the school for several years.

The Idaho State Journal reports that attorneys for the school filed the motion against Habib Sadid last week.

Sadid and the school earlier this month reached a settlement in a defamation lawsuit brought by Sadid. Terms weren't disclosed.

But Sadid on Dec. 18 asked U.S. District Judge B. Lynn Winmill to reopen the case, saying he wants to clear his name.

The school in its lawsuit asks Winmill to dismiss the case and award costs. The school says Sadid is attempting to increase litigation expense and prevent a resolution.