Title IX Victory: Ninth Circuit Finds Sweetwater Union High School District in Violation

CWLC along with our partners at the Legal Aid Society-Employment Law Center (LAS-ELC) and Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP, are excited to share another victory in our Title IX class action suit in the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals on Friday.

This September, the Ninth Circuit awarded a class of female athletes, represented by CWLC and our co-counsel, a decisive victory in Ollier v. Sweetwater Union High School District. Filed in 2007, the U.S. District Court Judge found that the School District had violated Title IX by failing to provide the plaintiffs with equal athletic opportunities, equal treatment and benefits, including equitable access to facilities, coaching and publicity, and that the School District unlawfully retaliated against the female student athletes for filing the lawsuit and asserting their civil rights under Title IX .  The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals affirmed the lower court’s rulings in their entirety.

You can read our press release outlining the victory by clicking here.

You can read U-T San Diego’s coverage here.

You can read the Ninth Circuit’s opinion here.

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