Case: Beth Burns

Sanford Heisler Sharp, LLP Announces Beth Burns Former San Diego State Womens Basketball Coach Settles Wrongful Termination Lawsuit

April 5th, 2018

SAN DIEGO, April 5, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Beth Burns, the winningest women’s basketball coach in San Diego State University history (SDSU) inked a final settlement agreement with the University, putting a period on a long and contentious litigation which began in 2014. The settlement follows a September 2016 victory in California Superior Court when a […]

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San Diego State settles lawsuit with former coach Beth Burns for $4 million

April 5th, 2018

By Mark Zeigler San Diego State fired women’s basketball coach Beth Burns in April 2013 with four years and $880,000 remaining on her contract, claiming it had cause and owed her nothing. This week, the university reached a legal settlement that will pay Burns and her attorneys $4 million. In addition, there is an estimated […]

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Basketball Coach Beth Burns Wins $3.35 Million+ in Termination Lawsuit

February 19th, 2017

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Ex-SDSU Coach Who Fought Title IX Inequity Nets $3.3M Win

October 3rd, 2016

By Suevon Lee Law360, Los Angeles (October 3, 2016, 6:45 PM EDT) — The former coach of the San Diego State University women’s basketball team has recently won a $3.36 million judgment against the school after a state jury found she was retaliated against for protesting alleged inequity in the treatment of the men’s and […]

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The Real Reason Why Beth Burns Was Fired

September 30th, 2016 — San Diego Union-Tribune

As it appeared on San Diego Union-Tribune  By Mark Ziegler Maybe it was an innocent slip, maybe the words escaped Elliot Hirshman’s lips before his brain could vet them, maybe he was just trying to be the smartest guy in the courtroom. But it certainly seemed like it was premeditated, like he wanted to say […]

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Ex-SDSU Basketball Coach Beth Burns Awarded $3.3M in Wrongful Firing

September 29th, 2016 — San Diego Metro

As it appeared on San Diego Metro By City News Service A jury Wednesday awarded former San Diego State University women’s basketball coach Beth Burns $3.3 million in damages on her claim that she was wrongfully fired in retaliation for demanding equal treatment for female athletes. Burns was fired in April 2013 following a school-record […]

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SDSU Ordered to Pay $3M to Ex-Coach Beth Burns

September 29th, 2016 — NBC Channel 7

As it appeared on NBC Channel 7 By NBC 7 Staff San Diego State University was ordered Wednesday to pay more than $3 million to a former women’s basketball coach who claimed she was fired in retaliation for demanding equal treatment of women’s athletics programs. Beth Burns, who is currently an assistant coach at USC, […]

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Former SDSU Women’s Basketball Coach Awarded $3.3M In Wrongful Termination Lawsuit

September 29th, 2016 — KPBS

As it appeared on KPBS By City News Service A jury Wednesday awarded former San Diego State University women’s basketball coach Beth Burns $3.3 million in damages on her claim that she was wrongfully fired in retaliation for demanding equal treatment for female athletes. Burns was fired in April 2013 following a school-record 27-win season, […]

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Coach fired by new Mizzou A.D. Jim Sterk awarded $3.36 million in lawsuit

September 29th, 2016 — Kansas City Star

As it appeared on the Kansas City Star BY TOD PALMER tpalmer@kcstar.com New Missouri athletic director Jim Sterk’s April 2013 firing of former San Diego State women’s basketball coach Beth Burns cost his former employer $3,356,250. That was the judgment handed down Wednesday by a Southern California jury in a wrongful-termination civil lawsuit Burns brought […]

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San Diego State Ordered to Pay $3.35M to Ex-Coach

September 29th, 2016 — Inside Higher Ed

As it appeared on Inside Higher Ed By Scott Jaschik A California jury on Wednesday ordered San Diego State University to pay Beth Burns, a former women’s basketball coach, $3.35 million, The Los Angeles Times reported. Burns is the winningest women’s basketball coach ever at the university, but was fired in what the jury found […]

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