Cook VS. Colgate

Colgate is a private university that has both male and female ice hockey teams. The plaintiffs Melissa Ehlers, Jenifer Baldwin Cooks, Julie Wolff and Thayer Jaques are either former or current Colgate students that formerly played for the university’s club hockey team. The plaintiffs filed a lawsuit against the University due to its reluctance to enhance and elevate the female ice club team arguing that the University failed to offer similar facilities as the male group, therefore, contravening the Title IX of the Amendment Educational Acts of 1972.

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However, in the complete absence of the class action, that exception is unavailable till the challenged action is placed in its duration that is too short to be fully litigated prior to the expiration or cessation, and there are actual proof or reasonable expectations that similar complaints or Plaintiffs would be subjected to similar actions. The judgment of the then district court was vacated, and the case or matter was remanded to the district courts where instructions were understood to have mandated the case to be dismissed as simply moot.

Reference
Miguel, T. M. (1994). Title IX and Gender Equity in Intercollegiate Athletics: Case Analysis, Legal Implications, and the Movement toward Compliance.Sports Law. J., 1, 279.

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