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Barrios v. California Interscholastic Federation

United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
277 F.3d 1128 (2002)


Facts

Victor Barrios (plaintiff), an assistant high school baseball coach, sued California Interscholastic Federation (CIF) and California Interscholastic Federation Southern Section (CIFSS) (defendants) for discrimination under federal and state law. The parties entered into a settlement agreement, which prohibited the defendants from excluding Barrios from on-field coaching of baseball games and required them to pay Barrios $10,000 in compensatory damages. Barrios sought, pursuant to the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), attorney’s fees and costs as the “prevailing party.” The district court denied the request. Barrios appealed.

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