August 27, 2014
Attorneys for Fresno State are asking a judge to overturn a multimillion-dollar verdict against the university in a gender discrimination case involving a former women's basketball coach.
Stacy Johnson-Klein sued Fresno State claiming gender discrimination, sexual harassment and retaliation.
She won $19.1 million from a jury earlier this month.
The university has said Johnson-Klein was fired because of her job performance.
On Wednesday, Fresno State attorneys filed motions requesting a new trial and for the case to be moved outside Fresno.
They also requested that the judge overturn the verdict, claiming
Johnson-Klein showed insufficient evidence.
The judge will consider those motions on Jan. 18.