Ms. Magazine profiles our recent Title IX lawsuit against the University of Oregon on behalf of 32 women student-athletes from the women’s varsity beach volleyball and women’s club rowing teams. “I love the University of Oregon, but this hurtful, outrageous sex discrimination has to stop,” said Ashley Schroeder, student-athlete and lead plaintiff of the December 1, 2023 lawsuit against Oregon alleging sex discrimination in athletic participation opportunities, financial aid, and benefits and publicity.
“These young women did not go to school imagining they would sue their university, but they are committed to fighting for what is right,” said Bailey Glasser partner Lori Bullock.
“Title IX has been the law for more than 50 years. Oregon needs to comply with it, now,” said Arthur Bryant, Bailey Glasser’s Title IX team leader. “The history of Title IX has shown: If women want equality, they need to fight for it. So that’s what the women at Oregon are doing.”
Ms. Magazine details the historical nature of this lawsuit as it is the first ever to seek damages connected to NIL discrimination against women. Specifically, the women are suing for the lack of “support for opportunities to receive payments for use of their names, images and likenesses,” which Ms. Magazine notes could have significant implications for the finances of college athletics and the future of Title IX.
The plaintiffs are represented by BG’s Arthur Bryant, Lori Bullock, Cary Joshi, Joshua Hammack, Savanna Jones and Laura Babiak, along with local counsel Jennifer Middleton of Johnson Johnson Lucas & Middleton in Eugene, OR.
Read the full article here.
Learn more about the lawsuit here.
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