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LIVE COVERAGE: Jane Meyer trial continues in Des Moines

Former UI associate athletics director alleging gender, sexual orientation discrimination in lawsuit

Former University of Iowa Senior Associate Athletics Director Jane Meyer talks about the UI Athletics Department's new  administrative offices during a tour of the Carver-Hawkeye Arena addition and renovation in August 2011. (Gazette file photo)
Former University of Iowa Senior Associate Athletics Director Jane Meyer talks about the UI Athletics Department's new administrative offices during a tour of the Carver-Hawkeye Arena addition and renovation in August 2011. (Gazette file photo)

Jane Meyer, a former University of Iowa associate athletics director who worked for the department from 2001 to 2014, is suing her former employer for gender and sexual orientation discrimination, as well as claims of retaliation after she complained when her longtime partner, Tracey Griesbaum, was fired in August 2014 as the UI’s head field hockey coach.

A jury of five women and five men are seated for the trial that could last up to three weeks.

Sports columnist Mike Hlas is covering today’s trial testimony. Check out his updates below.

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