LOS ANGELES -- A proposed $24 million settlement between U.S. women's soccer players and the U.S. governing body of the sport was preliminary by a federal judge on Thursday. Approved, 5 Hearing for final approval.
US District Judge R. Gary Klausner granted the player's motion for approval.
"Most importantly, an undisputed settlement agreement achieves the goal of plaintiffs' litigation: equal pay," he wrote. "The Court is satisfied that the settlement was a fair and reasonable settlement." I have filed a complaint with the committee. The player filed a lawsuit three years later, seeking damages under the federal Equal Pay Act and Title VII. civil rights law.
Both sides settled the working conditions part in December 2020, addressing issues such as charter flights, accommodation and competition aspects.
They agreed to settle the remainder in his February at his $22 million, split into individual amounts proposed by the players. Additionally, the settlement calls for the U.S. Soccer Federation to establish a $2 million fund to benefit players with charitable causes aimed at growing post-soccer careers and sports for women.
Klausner wrote that the parties agreed that the settlement funds would be distributed to players based on play time, and that their attorneys "should not exceed approximately 30% of the common funds." was expected to request
The settlement was contingent on the USSF reaching a collective bargaining agreement to pay the men's and women's teams equally. The federation in May announced individual labor contracts with the unions of both national teams until December 2028.
Klausner instructed the USSF to send a list of eligible players to the player's attorneys within 14 days, followed by 21 days to the player's attorneys to settle the eligible players. I told you to notify me.
Klausner set a deadline for filing and final approval of attorneys' fees on 1 December.
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