Tuesday, December 05, 2006

UC Davis Settles Retaliation Suit with Wrestling Coach

According to this article in the Davis Enterprise, U.C. Davis has settled with a former wrestling coach Michael Burch, whose Title IX claims against the university "alleged that his dismissal in May 2001 was a result of his outspoken support for two women who had been cut from the team." The underlying dispute is also the subject of litigation, as four women cut from the U.C. Davis wrestling team in 2001 continue to press Title IX claims against the university.

The article notes that Burch's case "had attracted a great deal of outside attention, especially for the rare sight of a wrestling coach who supports Title IX."

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