More plaintiffs may join LSU suit

January 29, 2000
An appeals court decision that LSU intentionally discriminated against female athletes means thousands of current and former students might join a lawsuit seeking money, a lawyer said yesterday.
     A panel of the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals ordered U.S. District Judge Rebecca Doherty to reconsider her decision denying class action status to the lawsuit filed by three female soccer players and two softball players.
     If Doherty reverses herself, that means all women who played sports at Louisiana State since 1993 could be added as plaintiffs, said Nancy Rafuse, lawyer for the five players. She said: "Throwing in intramural and club sports, you could be talking thousands."