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Disabled Minor v. School District

In Disabled Minor v. School District (USDC, East. Dist.) Khaldoun Baghdadi and Valerie Rose represented a public school student who was physically assaulted by a classroom aide.  The child, who was 11-years-old at the time, was repeatedly shoved, kicked, and dragged across the floor over the course of a school day. Our team brought civil rights claims against the school district, which failed to properly train its staff on how to safely interact with its disabled students, and repeatedly ignored a pattern of increasingly alarming behavior by the aide which culminated in the assault. The school district disputed that it had actual notice of the aide’s misconduct to prevent the assault, and claimed that the minor plaintiff was not injured or affected by what had happened. Valerie and Khaldoun defeated multiple motions to dismiss and opposed a motion for summary judgment before achieving a resolution of the case for $1,500,000.

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