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Schuller seeks $5 million in EWU lawsuit

Court filings include wrongful termination, age discrimination, Title IX violations


Last updated 6/24/2021 at 8:23am

CHENEY — An Eastern Washington University athletics department already saddled with an ongoing deficit and cuts to its budget, now has a potential $5 million lawsuit hanging over it following the filing of a lengthy tort claim brought by former women’s basketball coach Wendy Schuller.

Among the charges in the June 18 complaint brought against EWU, and athletics director Lynn Hickey in particular, Schuller contends her March 31 firing was unjust.

But Schuller goes on to make additional claims of age and gender discrimination, as well as Hickey disregarding multiple allegations against E...

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