Here is a brief update about the ongoing Title IX litigation between Feather River College and three of its former employees who are challenging the College's decision to fire them as discriminatory and retaliatory. For background, see this prior post. KRNV news is reporting that the three plaintiffs and FRC have been in mediation, which is a form of alternative dispute resolution that assists parties in pursuing a settlement in lieu of a verdict.
Thus, a mediated settlement, should it occur, has the potential to curtail the ongoing litigation, which has been proceeding simultaneously in three venues: federal court, state court, and in administrative hearing before the California State Personnel Board. Of all three, it is the CSPB that is scheduled to make the next move, as it plans to conclude its hearings in early November. I'm guessing that the timetable for mediation has that date in mind and that if the parties are going to settle, it will be prior to that time.