Law360 (May 7, 2021, 10:23 p.m. EDT) – U.S. soccer and members of the women’s national soccer team will meet with a federal mediator to assess whether further settlement talks are needed for the high-profile discrimination and equal pay for players class action, a move which is an obvious long-term attempt to avoid the players’ appeal to the ninth circuit going against the dismissal of those claims.

According to a May 3 planning decision for the ninth circuit, lawyers from both sides are due to attend an “evaluation conference” on May 19, which is part of the typical appeals court process to move parties to settlements. The session will be monitored by Circuit Mediator …

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