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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 11, 1994 | JAIME ABDO
Circle View Elementary School returned to normal Friday, a day after three dozen sign-wielding parents protested 6-year-old Jimmy Peters' return to kindergarten under orders of a federal court judge. Jimmy arrived at 10:50 a.m. Friday along with his father, Jim Peters, in time for recess. He stayed until 11:20, when class ended. But unlike Thursday, there were no reporters and no angry parents to greet him.
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March 6, 2012 | By Ricardo Lopez
A rash of suicides by gay teens in suburban Minnesota has thrust the Anoka-Hennepin School District into the national debate over anti-gay bullying. The school board voted this week to settle a federal lawsuit, concluding a Department of Justice civil rights inquiry that began in late 2010. The district will pay $270,000 to six student plaintiffs who accused the district of creating a hostile, anti-gay environment. Filed last summer, the suit accused school officials of not doing enough to protect gay students, or students perceived to be gay, from bullying.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 2, 1994 | ANNA CEKOLA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A Laguna Hills mother whose 7-year-old daughter was denied an intelligence test because she is African American filed a federal civil rights lawsuit Friday charging a local school district with discrimination. The dispute stems from a landmark 1979 federal court ruling that prohibits California public schools from giving standardized intelligence tests to African American children to determine mental retardation.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 14, 2007 | Seema Mehta, Times Staff Writer
A southern Orange County school district has settled a lawsuit that alleged its trustees violated the state's open-meetings law by gathering behind closed doors to discuss ways to silence a critic.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 19, 1994 | MARTIN MILLER
Superior Court Judge Ronald L. Bauer will hear arguments Feb. 1 on a motion to dismiss a $60-million lawsuit accusing the Orange Unified School District of invasion of privacy, defamation and breach of contract in connection with a sexual harassment case against three of the district's top administrators. In an 87-page document filed Jan.
NEWS
March 6, 2012 | By Ricardo Lopez
A rash of suicides by gay teens in suburban Minnesota has thrust the Anoka-Hennepin School District into the national debate over anti-gay bullying. The school board voted this week to settle a federal lawsuit, concluding a Department of Justice civil rights inquiry that began in late 2010. The district will pay $270,000 to six student plaintiffs who accused the district of creating a hostile, anti-gay environment. Filed last summer, the suit accused school officials of not doing enough to protect gay students, or students perceived to be gay, from bullying.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 14, 2003 | From Times Staff Reports
The Los Angeles Unified School District agreed Friday to pay $15,000 to settle a lawsuit in which a former student claimed he was beaten on the campus of Locke High School as a security guard looked on. Gerardo Perea, who claimed he suffered eye damage and required surgery after the April 2001 attack, was seeking as much as $600,000 in damages, but agreed to the settlement after a brief hearing in Los Angeles Superior Court, said school district attorney W. Keith Wyatt.
NEWS
November 6, 1992 | GREGORY CROUCH, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The financial scandal at Newport-Mesa Unified School District worsened Thursday with the disclosure that district officials now believe its suspended chief financial officer, Stephen A. Wagner, misappropriated more than $175,000 of school funds and forged the signature of another top school official on two checks. The Newport-Mesa district filed a six-page complaint in U.S. Bankruptcy Court on Wednesday, alleging that Wagner wrote at least four checks totaling $175,356.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 10, 1995 | SUSAN MARQUEZ OWEN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Attorneys defending the Newport-Mesa Unified School District in a lawsuit alleging it discriminates against job applicants over 40 said Monday that a recent ruling by a Midwestern judge bolsters their case. But Robin Bernhardt, the attorney for the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, which filed the class-action suit, said the ruling should have no impact "since it was not decided in this circuit. It's not binding."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 14, 2007 | Seema Mehta, Times Staff Writer
A southern Orange County school district has settled a lawsuit that alleged its trustees violated the state's open-meetings law by gathering behind closed doors to discuss ways to silence a critic.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 14, 2003 | From Times Staff Reports
The Los Angeles Unified School District agreed Friday to pay $15,000 to settle a lawsuit in which a former student claimed he was beaten on the campus of Locke High School as a security guard looked on. Gerardo Perea, who claimed he suffered eye damage and required surgery after the April 2001 attack, was seeking as much as $600,000 in damages, but agreed to the settlement after a brief hearing in Los Angeles Superior Court, said school district attorney W. Keith Wyatt.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 10, 1995 | SUSAN MARQUEZ OWEN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Attorneys defending the Newport-Mesa Unified School District in a lawsuit alleging it discriminates against job applicants over 40 said Monday that a recent ruling by a Midwestern judge bolsters their case. But Robin Bernhardt, the attorney for the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, which filed the class-action suit, said the ruling should have no impact "since it was not decided in this circuit. It's not binding."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 11, 1994 | JAIME ABDO
Circle View Elementary School returned to normal Friday, a day after three dozen sign-wielding parents protested 6-year-old Jimmy Peters' return to kindergarten under orders of a federal court judge. Jimmy arrived at 10:50 a.m. Friday along with his father, Jim Peters, in time for recess. He stayed until 11:20, when class ended. But unlike Thursday, there were no reporters and no angry parents to greet him.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 2, 1994 | ANNA CEKOLA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A Laguna Hills mother whose 7-year-old daughter was denied an intelligence test because she is African American filed a federal civil rights lawsuit Friday charging a local school district with discrimination. The dispute stems from a landmark 1979 federal court ruling that prohibits California public schools from giving standardized intelligence tests to African American children to determine mental retardation.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 19, 1994 | MARTIN MILLER
Superior Court Judge Ronald L. Bauer will hear arguments Feb. 1 on a motion to dismiss a $60-million lawsuit accusing the Orange Unified School District of invasion of privacy, defamation and breach of contract in connection with a sexual harassment case against three of the district's top administrators. In an 87-page document filed Jan.
NEWS
November 6, 1992 | GREGORY CROUCH, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The financial scandal at Newport-Mesa Unified School District worsened Thursday with the disclosure that district officials now believe its suspended chief financial officer, Stephen A. Wagner, misappropriated more than $175,000 of school funds and forged the signature of another top school official on two checks. The Newport-Mesa district filed a six-page complaint in U.S. Bankruptcy Court on Wednesday, alleging that Wagner wrote at least four checks totaling $175,356.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 1, 1987
I am an attorney and the mother of a 6-foot-3, 260-pound lineman who graduated from Torrey Pines High School last June. My son currently attends Columbia University and plays on the freshman football team, which has won all its games this season--unlike its varsity counterpart. Several of my son's high school teammates have gained admittance to other leading universities. Wearing both my legal hat and my mother's halo, I have been following the series of events that has evolved since an alleged physical attack involving several San Dieguito High School athletes.
NEWS
April 30, 1989 | LEE HARRIS, Times Staff Writer
After more than eight months of legal battles sparked by a school district lawsuit challenging a city redevelopment project, the Lynwood Unified School District and the city of Lynwood have decided to settle their differences outside of the courtroom. Both sides have agreed to drop lawsuits against each other and "negotiate a peaceful agreement," said City Manager Charles Gomez. Four suits had been filed since the squabbling started last summer over a plan by the city redevelopment agency to add more acreage to its existing redevelopment areas.
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