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Case Name Singleton v. McIntosh County School District No. 1 ED-OK-0007
Docket / Court 6:07-cv-00043-SPS ( E.D. Okla. )
State/Territory Oklahoma
Case Type(s) Education
Case Summary
On February 9, 2007, the parents of a female minor student filed a lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Oklahoma against the Eufala Independent School District No. 1, McIntosh County Oklahoma. The plaintiff, represented by private counsel asked the court for declaratory ... read more >
On February 9, 2007, the parents of a female minor student filed a lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Oklahoma against the Eufala Independent School District No. 1, McIntosh County Oklahoma. The plaintiff, represented by private counsel asked the court for declaratory and injunctive relief, claiming that the school violated Title IX of the Education Amendment of 1972, 20 U.S.C. § 1681 and the Equal Protection Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment to the United States Consitution and 42 U.S.C. §1983 by depriving their daughter of her equal treatment and benefits to participate in athletics based on her gender. The plaintiff played softball and golf; she complained that her teams had facilities (fields, locker rooms, practice times, playing times) that were much inferior to those for the boys' teams.

On March 26, 2008, the Court (Steven P. Shreder, J.) dismissed the case for reason of settlement whose terms were not disclosed.

Kya Henley - 03/10/2014


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Issues and Causes of Action
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Issues
Affected Gender
Female
Constitutional Clause
Equal Protection
Defendant-type
Elementary/Secondary School
Discrimination-basis
Sex discrimination
Plaintiff Type
Private Plaintiff
Race
Race, unspecified
Type of Facility
Government-run
Causes of Action Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, 20 U.S.C. §§ 1681 et seq.
42 U.S.C. § 1983
Defendant(s) McIntosh County School District No. 1
Plaintiff Description Female high school student who plays softball and golf.
Indexed Lawyer Organizations None on record
Class action status sought No
Class action status granted No
Prevailing Party Plaintiff
Public Int. Lawyer No
Nature of Relief Injunction / Injunctive-like Settlement
Source of Relief Settlement
Form of Settlement Private Settlement Agreement
Order Duration not on record
Case Closing Year 2008
Case Ongoing No
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 ]

Links Dear Colleague Letter: Athletic Activities Counted for Title IX Compliance
http://www2.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ocr/index.html
Posted: Sep. 17, 2008
By: United States Department of Education—Office of Civil Rights (U.S. Department of Justice)
[ Detail ] [ External Link ]

Docket(s)
6:07-CV-00043-SPS (E.D. Okla.) 04/21/2008
ED-OK-0007-9000.pdf | Detail
PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
General Documents
Complaint 02/08/2007
ED-OK-0007-0001.pdf | Detail
Document Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Answer of Defendants 03/19/2007
ED-OK-0007-0002.pdf | Detail
Document Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Judges Shreder, Steven (E.D. Okla.) [Magistrate]
ED-OK-0007-9000
Monitors/Masters None on record
Plaintiff's Lawyers Schiller, Samuel (Tennessee)
ED-OK-0007-0001 | ED-OK-0007-9000
Yasser, Raymond (Oklahoma)
ED-OK-0007-0001 | ED-OK-0007-9000
Defendant's Lawyers Kunkel, Andrea R (Oklahoma)
ED-OK-0007-0002 | ED-OK-0007-9000
Long, Karen Lea (Oklahoma)
ED-OK-0007-9000
Other Lawyers None on record

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