Judge Slashes Award In UMD Hockey Coach's Discrimination Lawsuit

Scott Swier
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A federal judge cut millions from former University of Minnesota Duluth women’s hockey coach Shannon Miller’s award in her discrimination lawsuit but added millions to the university’s legal bill.

Calling the $3 million in damages awarded last year “shockingly excessive,” United States District Judge Patrick Schiltz instead offered $750,000 in noneconomic damages on top of her $1.2 million awarded for pay and benefits. Miller has until Sept. 20 to accept the reduced award or request a new trial to contest the amount, according to the Friday ruling.

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