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Tulsa, OK: (Oct-03-07) A lawsuit was filed against Ponca City Public Schools, alleging the district violated the federal Title IX law. The plaintiffs claimed that the school district failed to give the girls' softball program the treatment and benefits afforded to boys' sports, particularly baseball. The suit, filed in Tulsa federal court, reached a settlement agreement calling for improvements to the district's softball field as well as upgrades in other areas, such as uniforms, equipment and locker-room facilities. The parties reached an agreement to resolve the case in January 2007, and a settlement document was signed in April 2007. Sources stated that the lawsuit remained on the docket while the court determined the appropriate attorneys' fees and costs. US Magistrate Sam Joyner recommended on September 11, 2007 that attorneys could collect more than $38,000 in fees and about $1,600 in costs. [KTEN NEWS: SCHOOL SPORTS]


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Published on Oct-3-07


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