Defense Against Whistle-Blower Claims Prevents University Funding Rescission

CDF defended a California public university in allegations brought by a former track coach, which included claims of whistle-blowing of alleged financial improprieties, Title IX violations, and wrongful termination. CDF strategically obtained early dismissal on a number of contract and tort-based claims, which resulted in a published opinion, Wells v. Board of Trustees of California State University, 393 F.Supp.2d 990 (N.D. Cal. 2005). We were then able to dismiss many of the high-profile claims, including Title IX violations. This victory eventually led to a reasonable settlement, allowing the university to avoid adverse publicity and preserve federal funding for its athletic program.

Location

U.S. District Court, Northern District of California

Counsel

Alison L. Tsao

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