In all educational settings, children can be the victims of cruel behaviors inflicted by other children or students, many of which are tolerated by schools or other organizations. In the most serious cases, some children have died by suicide. At Justice for Kids, we fight to protect children who are victimized by implementing precautions in their present settings and sometimes even by filing lawsuits for damages.
Confidential Settlement for Female Student-Athlete in Hazing Incident. Our client was a standout high school soccer player who was recruited to play in college. During her freshman year, while still a minor, she was assaulted and traumatized in a hazing incident as part of a school-sanctioned athletic program. The incident derailed her collegiate career and drove her to withdraw from school. Given our client’s age, it became imperative to move swiftly in an effort to help keep her on track academically. We were fortunate enough to persuade the school into resolving the matter, without protracted litigation, for a confidential amount that has afforded our client with the opportunity to relocate, enroll in another university and re-chart her path.
Child Sexually Assaulted by Student on Campus. On behalf of a child who had been sexually assaulted by a student on campus at a South Florida college, Justice for Kids attorneys represented her and was able to obtain relief including the expulsion of the offending student to ensure she was able to complete her degree.
College Student Sexually Assaulted, Ostracized, and Bullied by Members of an Athletic Team. At a college in Northeast Florida, Justice for Kids attorneys represented a female student who was sexually assaulted, ostracized, and bullied by members of an athletic team. The client did not complete final exams, her education was delayed, her grade point average dropped significantly, and she suffered post-traumatic stress disorder. Attorneys for Justice for Kids investigated and learned that there had been large numbers of other students who had been sexually assaulted on this campus and that administrators had tolerated these acts. After asserting her Title IX federal claim, this case settled for an undisclosed amount, while the student was able to restore her educational record and transfer to another college.
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