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Trends in Education Litigation Show an Increase in Lawsuits Against Schools

July 29, 2015

Did you know that almost one third of all high school principals have been involved in a lawsuit in the last two years, compared to only 9% ten years ago?


“A lawsuit filed in Los Angeles County Superior Court on Wednesday detailed new allegations of sexual misconduct by a former Marlborough School teacher, including a reported history of sexual abuse of students at other Los Angeles-area private schools that were apparently ignored when he was hired at the Hancock Park all-girls school.”http://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-ln-lawsuit-marlborough-teacher-20150408-story.html

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