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Coach Wins $1.2 Million in Employment Trial

Posted by Frank Steinberg | Feb 22, 2011 | 0 Comments

From the wild world of college sports comes a story of retaliation from the Left Coast.  We like these stories because they combine two of our practice areas: employment law and sports law.

Here's the full story.  In short, though, a Los Angeles community college baseball coach complained about academic fraud and misuse of public funds, including financial aid.

The college's stated reason for the firing was an “out-of-protocol check request” and unapproved building of a batting cage.

The jury didn't buy the college's reason and awarded $1.2 million.

The basketball coach is also suing the school for age discrimination.  Sounds like a great place to work.

About the Author

Frank Steinberg

Frank is the founder and principal of Steinberg Law, LLC. A Jersey boy born and bred, he focuses on employment litigation and counseling, business litigation,  and aviation law. Following law school and a clerkship in the federal district court Frank spent his early career with large litigation ...

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