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Mich. athletic group to pay millions after losing gender-equity suit

Updated: April 2, 2008, 12:55 AM ET
Associated Press

DETROIT -- A federal judge ordered the Michigan High School Athletic Association to pay millions in legal bills, plus interest, after its scheduling system was found to have discriminated against some female student-athletes.

U.S. District Judge Richard A. Enslen directed the organization to pay $4.4 million in attorneys' fees. Most of the money is to go to Kristen Galles, whose one-lawyer public-interest law firm is in Alexandria, Va.

Galles represented a small group of Grand Rapids-area ...

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