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UMD, former hockey coach Shannon Miller finalize $4.53M settlement

Former UMD women’s hockey coach Shannon Miller

DULUTH, Minn. (KBJR) -- University of Minnesota-Duluth officials say they have now finalized a settlement with former UMD Women's hockey coach Shannon Miller.

UMD officials released a statement Thursday afternoon, saying a global settlement with Miller has been finalized in the amount of $4,530,157.

According to the university, a payment of $2,102,939 will be made to Miller, and a payment of $2,427,218 will be made to her attorneys.

According to court documents, after receiving the settlement payments, Miller has agreed to take all steps necessary to dismiss her charges of discrimination and retaliation.

Court documents state the university will then dismiss any appeals regarding Miller, but not to fellow coaches Annette Wiles and Jen Banford.

Lynne Williams, the Director of Marketing and Public Relations for UMD, issued the following statement Thursday afternoon regarding the settlement agreement with Miller:

"The University has finalized a global settlement with Shannon Miller in the amount of $4,530,157.77. The settlement breaks down to payments of $2,102,939 to Shannon Miller and $2,427,218 to her attorneys. UMD welcomes the conclusion of this matter. We look forward to continuing support of our students in and out of the classroom, including their athletics endeavors."

The case itself has gone on for more than three years.

In March of 2018, a jury found UMD had discriminated and retaliated against Miller.

KTTC Staff

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