Court: USDC Western District of Washington at Tacoma
Judge: Hon. Robert J. Bryan; Margo T. Keller – failed first mediation; Hon. Paris Kallas (Ret.) – successful second mediation, settled at the 11th hour.
Date Filed: 05/09/2018
Date of Settlement: 02/22/2019
Total Amount of Judgment or Settlement: $850,000
Basic Facts and Claims: Plaintiff Autumn St. George was a middle school P.E. teacher in the Sequim School District. Autumn was also the Athletic Director and girls basketball coach among other roles. When Autumn complained about being targeted by coworkers and accused of being a lesbian the district investigated Autumn’s sexuality. Autumn claimed sexual orientation based gender discrimination.
Expert Witnesses: None
Attorneys: Daniel C. Gallagher for Plaintiff Autumn St. George
Emma Gillespie, Preg O’Donnell & Gillett for Defendant Sequim School District