STONINGTON — Officials in the town of Stonington have agreed to settle a federal discrimination lawsuit with a former town manager who accused selectmen of refusing to consider his requests for “reasonable accommodations” for an injured back.

The terms of the proposed settlement between former manager Howard Willinghan and the town are sealed and head off a trial scheduled to start next month.

A town lawyer tells the Bangor Daily News that both sides are “satisfied” with the deal, which awaits finalization.

Willinghan’s lawsuit filed in the fall of 2007 alleged selectmen forced him to resign several weeks after he had informed them about serious back problems. He claimed the town was unwilling to accommodate his disability while he sought additional treatment.

The town acknowledges no wrongdoing.