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Fired Fresno State women's coach wins $19M in sex-discrimination lawsuit

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by sportschick, Dec 6, 2007.

  1. sportschick

    sportschick Active Member

    IIRC, this is the second sex-discrimination lawsuit Fresno's lost recently.

  2. BigSleeper

    BigSleeper Active Member

    I know nothing of the details of the case, so I can't make an objective comment on the decision. But $19.1 million? Wow.
  3. Point of Order

    Point of Order Active Member

    I think double or treble damages are usually available to plaintiffs in federal discrimination suits.
  4. sportschick

    sportschick Active Member

    I think some of those are punitive damages as well, which are designed to punish the group that's found to be doing something wrong.
  5. Sam Mills 51

    Sam Mills 51 Active Member

    Any school foolish enough to glorify Jerry Tarkanian deserves this fate.

    (Yes, I know Tark had nothing to do with this one, but still ... )
  6. Gold

    Gold Active Member

    A neighbor of mine is on a faculty committee for athletics at a Cal State college, and he told me about this.

    My guess is the number will probably get knocked down on appeal.

    What I wish is that Jim Dolan and Isiah Thomas had to pay this, just to make them hurt a little more. I realize that won't happen, but the thought brings a smile to my face.
  7. sportschick

    sportschick Active Member

    From the latest AP story. This might help explain why the judgment was so large.

  8. JRoyal

    JRoyal Well-Known Member

    The Fresno Bee said there was a third case that was settled out of court earlier this year for $2-3 million too.
  9. Tom Petty

    Tom Petty Guest

    is she hot?
  10. Flip Wilson

    Flip Wilson Well-Known Member

  11. Tom Petty

    Tom Petty Guest

    bag it.
  12. joe king

    joe king Active Member

    There are better shots than that. Actually, she's pretty darn attractive.

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