University’s Barran Liebman lawyers lose discrimination case to Jennifer Middleton

This is not about UO and Jennifer Freyd. It’s Willamette University, in a Title IX case brought by members of the women’s rowing team. In both cases the plaintiffs are represented by Jennifer Middleton of Eugene’s Johnson, Johnson, Lucas and Middleton LLC, and the universities by Paula Barran et al of Portland’s Barran Liebman LLC.

The case against UO is proceeding. Willamette just settled. They will pay the rowers $140K, and Middleton’s firm (and another firm) $215K. No info on what the Barran Liebman charged Willamette, or is charging UO. UO docket here, Willamette docket here. I haven’t checked to see if Ms Barran tried to blame that one on a union too.

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One Response to University’s Barran Liebman lawyers lose discrimination case to Jennifer Middleton

  1. Anas clypeata says:

    I hope Professor Freyd remembered to ask for a Pendleton blanket. Those things are really nice.

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