UMD Ex-Coaches Ready to Take Lawsuit to State Court

No court date has been set at this time.

DULUTH, Minn. – Shannon Miller may have won her most recent legal battle in federal court, but her fight is far from over.

Former University of Minnesota Duluth women’s hockey coach Shannon Miller, along with former softball coach Jen Banford and former women’s basketball coach Annette Wiles are taking their lawsuit to state court in Hennepin County though no court date has been set at this time.

The lawsuit cites discrimination based on sexual orientation, hostile work environment, equal pay for equal work, violating Minnesota Whistle Blower Act, and retaliation for Title IX violations.

Miller’s contract was not renewed in 2015 while Wiles and Banford submitted their resignations with UMD shortly after Miller’s dismissal.

UMD states that they will try and dismiss the complaints against them.

Shannon Miller won her federal case in Duluth on March 15 with the jury awarding her $3.7 million for loss of salary and benefits and emotional distress.

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