12 more women join Title IX suit against University of Montana and MUS

A dozen more women joined a lawsuit alleging gender discrimination against the University of Montana and Montana University System, bringing the total number of plaintiffs to 16 current and former employees.

The amendment to the suit was filed on Friday in U.S. District Court, just before the July 30 deadline to add additional plaintiffs. The class action status of the case still has yet to be decided by U.S. District Judge Brian Morris.

The 12 new plaintiffs include a former head cross country coach, former administrative assistants, a former student turned employee, an adjunct professor in the music department, former MUS employees, and a former interim dean of the College of Humanities and Science, among others.

In their complaints the new plaintiffs describe limited opportunities for advancement to a point that effectively ended some of their careers, according to court documents. Their experiences date back to 2006 and as recently as 2020.

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Courtney Babcock is one of the new plaintiffs and was first hired by the university as the head coach of the cross country teams as well as an assistant coach for track and field. During her tenure she

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