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Case Name Sabel v. Danbury Pub. Sch. Dist. ED-CT-0003
Docket / Court 3:97-cv-02022 ( D. Conn. )
State/Territory Connecticut
Case Type(s) Education
Case Summary
On September 23, 1997, plaintiffs, on behalf of their daughters and those similarly situated, filed a class action complaint under Title IX, which bars sex discrimination in education. We have only the docket sheet and one discovery motion in this case, so we do not have much information about it, ... read more >
On September 23, 1997, plaintiffs, on behalf of their daughters and those similarly situated, filed a class action complaint under Title IX, which bars sex discrimination in education. We have only the docket sheet and one discovery motion in this case, so we do not have much information about it, but it was filed in the United States District Court for the District of Connecticut against Danbury Public Schools, and the complaint alleged sex discrimination in athletics.

On September 25, 1998, the Court (District Judge Robert N. Chatigny) entered an order indicating that the case was settled, and the case was closed that day. On December 30, 1998, following plaintiffs' motion to reopen the case, the Court entered both a consent decree (whose terms are not available) and judgment for $70,000 in favor of plaintiffs.

Heather Turner - 06/02/2014


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Issues and Causes of Action
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Issues
Affected Gender
Female
Defendant-type
Elementary/Secondary School
Discrimination-basis
Sex discrimination
General
Funding
Plaintiff Type
Private Plaintiff
Type of Facility
Government-run
Causes of Action
42 U.S.C. ยง 1983
Defendant(s) Danbury Public School District
Plaintiff Description Parents, bringing action on behalf of their minor daughters.
Indexed Lawyer Organizations None on record
Class action status sought Yes
Class action status granted Moot
Prevailing Party Plaintiff
Public Int. Lawyer No
Nature of Relief Damages
Injunction / Injunctive-like Settlement
Source of Relief Settlement
Form of Settlement Court Approved Settlement or Consent Decree
Order Duration 1998 - n/a
Case Closing Year 1998
Case Ongoing Unknown
Additional Resources
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Case Studies Courts and Kids: Pursuing Educational Equity Through the State Courts
By: Michael Rebell (Columbia University, and Campaign for Educational Equity)
Citation: (University of Chicago Press, 2009)
[ Detail ] [ External Link ]

Docket(s)
3:97-cv-2022 (D. Conn.) 12/30/1998
ED-CT-0003-9000.pdf | Detail
PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
General Documents
Plaintiffs' First Request for Production of Documents 03/02/1998
ED-CT-0003-0001.pdf | Detail
Judges Chatigny, Robert N. (D. Conn.)
ED-CT-0003-9000
Monitors/Masters None on record
Plaintiff's Lawyers Galles, Kristen Marie (Virginia)
ED-CT-0003-0001 | ED-CT-0003-9000
Murphy, Maureen M. (Connecticut)
ED-CT-0003-0001 | ED-CT-0003-9000
Defendant's Lawyers McKeon, Michael Peter (Connecticut)
ED-CT-0003-9000
Other Lawyers None on record

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