Young v. Pleasant Valley, 3:07-cv-854

On May 18, 2012, Chief Judge Kane granted Defendants’ motion for a new trial in a civil rights lawsuit brought by a former student and her parents against the Pleasant Valley School District, her principal, and her history teacher.  The Court determined that the jury verdict against the School District was inconsistent with the verdict in favor of the principal, and thus a new trial was required on that issue.  The Court further found that the jury verdict as to the claims against the teacher and in support of damages was against the weight of the evidence.  Finally, the Court concluded that the conduct of Plaintiffs’ counsel was sufficiently prejudicial to warrant a new trial.

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