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Stanley v. University of Southern California

United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
13 F.3d 1313 (1994)


Marianne Stanley (plaintiff), coach of the women’s basketball team at the University of Southern California (USC) (defendant) was paid $60,000 per year (plus a $6,000 annual housing allowance) to coach the female team compared to $150,000 being paid to the men’s basketball coach. After her contract expired in 1993, she sought a new contract that would pay her the same amount as the men’s coach. USC made Stanley two offers which were still significantly less than what her male counterpart made. After Stanley rejected USC’s offers, she was terminated. Stanley brought suit against USC claiming violations of Title IX and the Equal Pay Act and requested a preliminary injunction reinstating her as the women’s basketball coach until the merits of the case were heard. The district court rejected Stanley’s request for an injunction and she appealed.

Rule of Law


Holding and Reasoning (Alarcon, J.)

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