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Attorneys for Fresno State file motion to nullify discrimination settlement

FRESNO, Calif. -- Attorneys for Fresno State are asking a
judge to overturn a multimillion-dollar verdict against the
university in a gender discrimination case involving a former
women's basketball coach.

Stacy Johnson-Klein sued Fresno State claiming gender
discrimination, sexual harassment and retaliation.

She won $19.1 million from a jury earlier this month.

The university has said Johnson-Klein was fired because of her
job performance.

On Wednesday, Fresno State attorneys filed motions requesting a
new trial and for the case to be moved outside Fresno. They also
requested that the judge overturn the verdict, claiming
Johnson-Klein showed insufficient evidence.

The judge will consider those motions on Jan. 18.