Shannon Miller v. UMD Trial to Start Tomorrow

The lawsuit will be taking place in the Duluth Federal Courthouse

DULUTH, Minn. – The federal lawsuit between Shannon Miller and the University of Minnesota Duluth will have its day in court tomorrow, March 6.

Miller filed her lawsuit back in 2015 alongside coaches Jen Banford (softball), and Annette Wiles (women’s basketball), against UMD citing discrimination due to their sexual orientation, age, sex, and national origin.

U.S. District Judge Patrick Schilitz has since dismissed both Banford and Wiles’ lawsuits along with a number of the counts filed by Miller against the University.

“The lawsuit began with three plaintiffs each asserting eight counts against the University.  As a result of the judge’s summary judgment decision in our favor, we now face only one plaintiff and two counts,” said Tim Pramas, a general counselor for the University of Minnesota.

The case will go trial tomorrow at the federal courthouse in Duluth and they are expecting a verdict as early as next week.

Jury selection will begin tomorrow morning with opening statements being as early as tomorrow afternoon.

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