TBA Law Blog

Posted by: Amelia Ferrell Knisely on May 19, 2016

A federal judge yesterday awarded attorneys for former University of Tennessee women’s sports employees more than $462,000, bringing the total for the 2012 lawsuit against UT to now more than $1.2 million. The university agreed earlier this year to pay $750,000 to settle the suit, in which two women and one man alleged pay discrimination and retaliation in the athletic department. UT sought to cap the attorneys’ fees at $300,000, but U.S. Magistrate Judge Bruce Guyton yesterday rejected most of the school's arguments of fee padding. Read more from the Knoxville News Sentinel