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Ex-Miami coach sues school for discrimination

Updated: November 15, 2005, 9:08 PM ET
Associated Press

MIAMI -- Former Miami women's basketball coach Ferne Labati filed a lawsuit Tuesday alleging that age and gender discrimination contributed to her dismissal in March.

Labati, 60, seeks punitive damages and reinstatement in the suit filed in circuit court in Miami-Dade County. Her successor is former Charlotte coach Katie Meier, who was 37 when hired in April.

Athletic director Paul Dee said he hadn't seen Labati's complaint.

"Upon receipt and review by legal counsel, ...

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