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NCAA Women’s Hockey Coach to Appeal Sex Bias Damages Ruling

Oct. 8, 2019, 6:55 PM

A five-time NCAA champion women’s hockey coach will ask the Eighth Circuit to review how much the University of Minnesota–Duluth should pay her for sex discrimination and retaliation.

A jury awarded Shannon Miller $3.7 million in March 2018, finding she proved her contract wasn’t renewed after 16 years because of her sex and complaints that the woman’s and men’s hockey programs were treated unequally. But Judge Patrick J. Schiltz ruled Sept. 6 that Miller must either take $2.25 million less than the jury awarded her or face a new trial. Miller filed a notice of appeal with the U.S. District...

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