Case: Flood v. Florida Gulf Coast University

2:08-cv-00030 | U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida

Filed Date: Jan. 18, 2008

Closed Date: 2008

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Case Summary

On January 18, 2008, Plaintiffs filed a Complaint against the Board of Trustees of the Florida Gulf Coast University ("FGCU") under Title IX of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 ("Title IX") in the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida. Plaintiffs were former head coaches for the women's athletic program at FGCU; they claimed that FGCU retaliated against them after they complained about sex discrimination and advocated for gender equity in FGCU's Athletic Department. One of the pl…

On January 18, 2008, Plaintiffs filed a Complaint against the Board of Trustees of the Florida Gulf Coast University ("FGCU") under Title IX of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 ("Title IX") in the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida. Plaintiffs were former head coaches for the women's athletic program at FGCU; they claimed that FGCU retaliated against them after they complained about sex discrimination and advocated for gender equity in FGCU's Athletic Department. One of the plaintiffs also claimed that FGSU defamed her by making false public statements intended to damage her professional reputation. Plaintiffs asked the Court for declaratory and injunctive relief and damages.

After plaintiffs filed an Amended Complaint, on October 10, 2008, the parties reached a settlement agreement. Pursuant to the agreement, FGSU agreed to pay damages totaling $3,400,000. FGSU also agreed to hire an independent expert in Title IX to review and monitor FGCU's compliance with the law for five years.

On October 15, 2008, upon the parties' joint stipulation, the case was dismissed with prejudice. The District retained jurisdiction to enforce the terms of the Settlement Agreement.

Summary Authors

Xin Chen (5/7/2011)

People


Judge(s)

Frazier, Douglas N. (Florida)

Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Collins, Heather Moore (Florida)

Correia, Linda M (District of Columbia)

Gunter, Jason L. (Florida)

Kimmel, Adele P. (District of Columbia)

Radon, Amy (District of Columbia)

Attorneys(s) for Defendant

Behar, Aaron (Florida)

Judge(s)

Frazier, Douglas N. (Florida)

Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Collins, Heather Moore (Florida)

Correia, Linda M (District of Columbia)

Gunter, Jason L. (Florida)

Kimmel, Adele P. (District of Columbia)

Radon, Amy (District of Columbia)

Attorneys(s) for Defendant

Behar, Aaron (Florida)

Documents in the Clearinghouse

Document

Docket

Oct. 15, 2008 Docket
15

First Amended Complaint

May 12, 2008 Complaint

Settlement Agreement

No Court

Oct. 10, 2008 Settlement Agreement

Resources

Title Description External URL

Flood v. Florida Gulf Coast University

Public Justice

Public Justice filed a federal lawsuit charging that Florida Gulf Coast University retaliated against and defamed a successful female coach because she spoke up about gender inequities in the school’… Oct. 15, 2008 https://www.publicjustice.net/case_brief/flood-v-florida-gulf-coast-university/

Docket

Last updated May 11, 2022, 8 p.m.

ECF Number Description Date Link
1

COMPLAINT against Board of Trustees of the Florida Gulf Coast University, John Doe ; jury demand (Filing fee $ 350 receipt number F10408) filed by Jaye Flood.(kma) (Entered: 01/22/2008)

Jan. 18, 2008
2

STANDING ORDER: Filing of documents that exceed twenty−five pages. Signed by All Divisional Judges on 03/27/07. (kma) (Entered: 01/22/2008)

Jan. 22, 2008
3

ORDER directing counsel Linda M. Correia to be admitted and thereafter to comply with electronic filing. See order for details. Signed by Magistrate Judge Douglas N. Frazier on 1/24/2008. (JS) (Entered: 01/24/2008)

Jan. 24, 2008
4

ORDER directing counsel Amy Raydon to be admitted and thereafter to comply with electronic filing. See order for details. Signed by Magistrate Judge Douglas N. Frazier on 1/24/2008. (JS) (Entered: 01/24/2008)

Jan. 24, 2008
6

INTERESTED PERSONS ORDER. Certificate of interested persons and corporate disclosure statement due by 2/8/2008. Signed by All Divisional Judges on 1/28/2008. (BJH) (Entered: 01/28/2008)

Jan. 28, 2008
7

RELATED CASE ORDER AND NOTICE of designation under Local Rule 3.05 − track 2. Notice of pendency of other actions due by 2/8/2008. Signed by All Divisional Judges on 1/28/2008. (BJH) (Entered: 01/28/2008)

Jan. 28, 2008
8

MOTION for Linda M. Correia to appear pro hac vice by Jaye Flood. (Collins, Heather) Motions referred to Magistrate Judge Douglas N. Frazier. (Entered: 01/28/2008)

Jan. 28, 2008
9

MOTION for Adele Kimmel and Amy Radon to appear pro hac vice by Jaye Flood. (Collins, Heather) Motions referred to Magistrate Judge Douglas N. Frazier. (Entered: 01/28/2008)

Jan. 28, 2008
10

CERTIFICATE of interested persons and corporate disclosure statement re 6 Interested persons order by Jaye Flood. (Collins, Heather) (Entered: 01/29/2008)

Jan. 29, 2008
11

NOTICE of pendency of related cases re order of compliance to Local Rule by Jaye Flood. Related case(s): no (Collins, Heather) (Entered: 01/29/2008)

Jan. 29, 2008
12

ORDER granting 8 motion to appear pro hac vice, Linda M. Correia, Esquire. See Order for details. Signed by Magistrate Judge Douglas N. Frazier on 1/30/2008. (BAS) (Entered: 01/30/2008)

Jan. 30, 2008
13

ORDER granting 9 motion to appear pro hac vice, Adele Kimmel, Esquire and Amy N. Radon, Esquire. See Order for details. Signed by Magistrate Judge Douglas N. Frazier on 1/30/2008. (BAS) (Entered: 01/30/2008)

Jan. 30, 2008
14

Remark: No further action will be taken re 3 , 4 , 5 as counsel have complied. (LAG) (Entered: 01/31/2008)

Jan. 31, 2008
15

AMENDED COMPLAINT against all defendants with Jury Demand filed by all plaintiffs.(Collins, Heather) (Entered: 05/12/2008)

May 12, 2008
16

NOTICE of Appearance by Aaron Behar on behalf of Board of Trustees of the Florida Gulf Coast University (Behar, Aaron) (Entered: 05/29/2008)

May 29, 2008
17

STIPULATION AND AGREED ORDER BETWEEN PLAINTIFFS AND DEFENDANT FOR ENLARGEMENT OF TIME TO RESPOND TO PLAINTIFFS' AMENDED COMPLAINT by Board of Trustees of the Florida Gulf Coast University. (Behar, Aaron) (Entered: 06/09/2008)

June 9, 2008
18

ORDER denying 17 Stipulated and Agreed Order Between Plaintiffs and Defendant for Enlargement of Time to Respond to Plaintiffs' Amended Complaint. See Order for details. Signed by Magistrate Judge Douglas N. Frazier on 6/12/2008. (brh) (Entered: 06/12/2008)

June 12, 2008
19

AMENDED DOCUMENT by Board of Trustees of the Florida Gulf Coast University. Joint Stipulation between Plaintiffs and Defendant for Enlargement of Time to respond to Plaintiffs' Amended Complaint . (Behar, Aaron) (Entered: 06/13/2008)

June 13, 2008
20

STIPULATION Second Amended between Plaintiffs and Defendant for Enlargement of Time to respond to Plaintiffs' Amended Complaint by Board of Trustees of the Florida Gulf Coast University. (Behar, Aaron) (Entered: 06/13/2008)

June 13, 2008
21

ORDER denying 20 Second Amended Stipulation Between Plaintiffs and Defendant for Enlargement of Time to Respond to Plaintiffs' Amended Complaint; and denying 19 Amended Joint Stipulation Between Plaintiffs and Defendant for Enlargement of Time to Respond to Plaintiffs' Amended Complaint. See Order for details. Signed by Magistrate Judge Douglas N. Frazier on 6/13/2008. (brh) (Entered: 06/13/2008)

June 13, 2008
23

ENDORSED ORDER granting 22 Unopposed Motion for extension of time to answer or respond. Board of Trustees of the Florida Gulf Coast University answer due 7/11/2008. Signed by Magistrate Judge Douglas N. Frazier on 6/23/2008. (BAS) (Entered: 06/23/2008)

June 23, 2008
24

NOTICE of Appearance by Jason L. Gunter on behalf of Jaye Flood, Holly Vaughn (Gunter, Jason) (Entered: 07/03/2008)

July 3, 2008
25

Written designation and consent to act by Jason L. Gunter on behalf of Jaye Flood, Holly Vaughn. Local Counsel: Jason L. Gunter. Non−Resident Counsel: Linda M. Correia, Adele P. Kimmel, Amy Radon. (Gunter, Jason) (Entered: 07/03/2008)

July 3, 2008
26

ENDORSED ORDER re: 25 Notice of Substituted Designation of Middle District Counsel Jason L. Gunter and Consent to Act on behalf of the Plaintiffs'. The Clerk is directed to amend the service list. Signed by Magistrate Judge Douglas N. Frazier on 7/7/2008. (BAS) (Entered: 07/07/2008)

July 7, 2008
27

Defendant's ANSWER and affirmative defenses to 15 Amended complaint by Board of Trustees of the Florida Gulf Coast University.(Behar, Aaron) (Entered: 07/11/2008)

July 11, 2008
28

Joint MOTION to Appear Telephonically for Case Management Meeting by Jaye Flood, Board of Trustees of the Florida Gulf Coast University, Holly Vaughn. (Gunter, Jason) Motions referred to Magistrate Judge Douglas N. Frazier. (Entered: 07/11/2008)

July 11, 2008
29

ENDORSED ORDER granting 28 Joint Motion Requesting Court Permission to Conduct Case Management Conference by Telephone. Signed by Magistrate Judge Douglas N. Frazier on 7/16/2008. (BAS) (Entered: 07/16/2008)

July 16, 2008
30

CERTIFICATE of interested persons and corporate disclosure statement re 6 Interested persons order for civil cases by Board of Trustees of the Florida Gulf Coast University. (Behar, Aaron) (Entered: 07/21/2008)

July 21, 2008
31

CASE MANAGEMENT REPORT. (Gunter, Jason) (Entered: 07/28/2008)

July 28, 2008
32

MOTION for Heather M. Collins to withdraw as attorney by Heather Collins. (Collins, Heather) Motions referred to Magistrate Judge Douglas N. Frazier. (Entered: 07/30/2008)

July 30, 2008
33

ENDORSED ORDER granting 32 Attorney Heather M. Collins Motion to withdraw as attorney for Plaintiffs. The Clerk is direct to amend the service list and all other counsel for Plaintiffs remain the same. Signed by Magistrate Judge Douglas N. Frazier on 8/4/2008. (BAS) (Entered: 08/04/2008)

Aug. 4, 2008
34

NOTICE of mediation to be held on 9/3/2008; 9:30 am before David Prolman. (Gunter, Jason) (Entered: 08/04/2008)

Aug. 4, 2008
35

Case Reassigned to Unassigned Judge. New case number: 2:08−cv−30−FtM−99DNF. Judge Marcia Morales Howard no longer assigned to the case. (LAF) (Entered: 08/05/2008)

Aug. 4, 2008
36

CASE MANAGEMENT AND SCHEDULING ORDER: Final Pretrial Conference set for 7/20/2009 at 09:00 AM before Judge Unassigned Judge, Jury Trial set for trial term 8/3/2009 at 09:00 AM before Judge Unassigned Judge. See Order for all deadlines. Signed by Magistrate Judge Douglas N. Frazier on 8/11/2008. (BJH) (Entered: 08/11/2008)

Aug. 11, 2008
37

NOTICE by Board of Trustees of the Florida Gulf Coast University of Initial Disclosures, Pursuant to Rule 26(a)(1), Federal Rules of Civil Procedure (Behar, Aaron) Document Stricken per Order Doc. 39 Modified on 9/2/2008 (JS). (Entered: 08/25/2008)

Aug. 25, 2008
39

ORDER granting 38 Defendant's Unopposed Motion to Strike and Remove Docket Entry Number 37 as Inadvertently Filed. The Office of the Clerk is directed to Strike Docket Entry Number 37 and return said document. See Order for details. Signed by Magistrate Judge Douglas N. Frazier on 8/29/2008.(BAS) (Entered: 08/29/2008)

Aug. 29, 2008
40

MOTION For Enlargement of Time to respond to Plaintiffs' First Request for Production and Interrogatories by Board of Trustees of the Florida Gulf Coast University. (Behar, Aaron) (Entered: 09/02/2008)

Sept. 2, 2008
41

ENDORSED ORDER granting 40 Defendant's Motion for Enlargement of Time to Respond to Plaintiffs' First Request for Production and Interrogatories up to and including September 22, 2008. Signed by Magistrate Judge Douglas N. Frazier on 9/5/2008. (BAS) (Entered: 09/05/2008)

Sept. 5, 2008
42

NOTICE of withdrawal of motion by Board of Trustees of the Florida Gulf Coast University of Enlargement of Time to Respond to Plaintiff's First Request for Production and Interrogatories (Behar, Aaron) (Entered: 09/05/2008)

Sept. 5, 2008
43

ORDER directing Jaye Flood, Board of Trustees of the Florida Gulf Coast University, John Doe, Holly Vaughn to advise the Court as to the status of mediation. Signed by Judge John E. Steele on 9/17/2008. (RKM) (Entered: 09/17/2008)

Sept. 17, 2008
44

NOTICE by Jaye Flood, Board of Trustees of the Florida Gulf Coast University, Holly Vaughn re 43 Order directing parties to advise status of Mediation (Gunter, Jason) (Entered: 09/23/2008)

Sept. 23, 2008
45

ORDER granting request for additional time to respond regarding mediation contained in the 44 Joint Notice filed by Board of Trustees of the Florida Gulf Coast University, Jaye Flood, Holly Vaughn and the parties shall respond on or before October 10, 2008. Signed by Judge John E. Steele on 9/24/2008. (RKM) (Entered: 09/24/2008)

Sept. 24, 2008
46

Joint MOTION to extend time to Report to Court Regarding Status of Mediation by Jaye Flood, Board of Trustees of the Florida Gulf Coast University, Holly Vaughn. (Gunter, Jason) (Entered: 10/10/2008)

Oct. 10, 2008
47

ENDORSED ORDER granting 46 Joint Motion to Extend Time to Report to Court Regarding Status of Mediation. The parties shall have until October 17, 2008, in which to respond to the Court's Order regarding mediation. Signed by Magistrate Judge Douglas N. Frazier on 10/14/2008. (brh) (Entered: 10/14/2008)

Oct. 14, 2008
48

STIPULATION of Dismissal Filed Jointly by Jaye Flood, Board of Trustees of the Florida Gulf Coast University, Holly Vaughn. (Gunter, Jason) (Entered: 10/15/2008)

Oct. 15, 2008
49

ENDORSED ORDER that upon due consideration of 48 the parties' Joint Stipulation for Dismissal With Prejudice, this case is dismissed with prejudice, with each party to bear its own costs and attorneys' fees incurred in connection with this action. The Clerk is directed to terminate any pending motions and deadlines and to close this case. Signed by District Judge Richard A. Lazzara on 10/15/2008. (DMB) (Entered: 10/15/2008)

Oct. 15, 2008
50

MEDIATION REPORT Hearing held on 9/3/08 Hearing outcome: completely resolved(SLU) (Entered: 11/12/2008)

Nov. 12, 2008

State / Territory: Florida

Case Type(s):

Education

Key Dates

Filing Date: Jan. 18, 2008

Closing Date: 2008

Case Ongoing: No

Plaintiffs

Plaintiff Description:

Plaintiffs, who were former Head Coaches for the women’s athletic programs at the University, bring this action against the University for (a) retaliating against her after she complained about sex discrimination, and (b) defaming her.

Plaintiff Type(s):

Private Plaintiff

Attorney Organizations:

Public Justice

Public Interest Lawyer: No

Filed Pro Se: No

Class Action Sought: No

Class Action Outcome: Not sought

Defendants

Florida Gulf Coast University, None

Case Details

Availably Documents:

Trial Court Docket

Complaint (any)

Monetary Relief

Outcome

Prevailing Party: Plaintiff

Nature of Relief:

Injunction / Injunctive-like Settlement

Damages

Source of Relief:

Settlement

Form of Settlement:

Court Approved Settlement or Consent Decree

Amount Defendant Pays: $3,400,000