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Apr. 17, 2017 — Pulling a dandelion

Today in a court in Polk County, Iowa, opening arguments take place in the lawsuit filed by former senior University of Iowa senior associate athletic director Jane Meyer are scheduled to take place.

Meyer’s lawsuit is over her termination in the wake of the firing of field hockey coach Tracey Greisbaum only days before the start of the 2014 season.

The witness list in this trial is going to include a number of prominent figures in University of Iowa athletics, including Iowa athletic director Gary Barta. His role in the Greisbaum firing is going to receive the greatest scrutiny in this trial, and it’s going to be interesting what kind of tone is set by the defense.

After all, there are two more lawsuits upcoming; Greisbaum’s lawsuit against Iowa is scheduled to go to trial in early June, and Meyer has filed a federal gender discrimination lawsuit in recent months.

This could be a bumpy, and damaging, ride for many people.