Arbitrator Awards Child $370,000 Because Private School Failed to Protect Him
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A father and his son approached DRZ Law to represent student them against a private military school. Another student at the military school has sexually assaulted our client in his dorm at night. The perpetrator had a history of incidents prior to enrolling at the school and as a student at the school. Following a week-long trial, the arbitrator ruled that the school was liable for intentional failure to supervise and intentional infliction of emotional distress. The arbitrator further ruled that the school’s foundation fund was equally responsible to compensate the child for his emotional injuries suffered at the school.