WVU eventually rescinded the degree, but the scandal ended some academic careers and redirected others.
Garrison and some of his leadership team resigned their posts, while former Provost Gerald Lang also gave up his title.
Sears stepped down and took a job as dean of Texas A&M International University's A.R. Sanchez School of business, where he remains employed.
Logar resigned his administrative position and remains a WVU professor but says in the complaint he has lost potential research and consulting opportunities, and become "an outcast in the WVU community."
In their lawsuit, Sears and Logar say there have been "thousands of articles, stories and other references" to the scandal in the media, many of which identify them by name.
In past court filings, they have claimed they were coerced into awarding the degree and then hung out to dry by various members of the general counsel's office. They said members of that office first participated in the decision to help Bresch, then investigated them for misconduct.
Sears and Logar also accused WVU of "surreptitiously" negotiating a settlement with Lang to diminish liability in a separate federal lawsuit they filed. It was later dismissed.