Saturday, November 17, 2007

Fayette County School Board to Appeal Sexual Abuse Judgment

The Fayette County School Board is appealing a $3.9 million civil judgment against it in a sex abuse lawsuit.

In July, a Fayette jury found that the school board had ignored Carol Lynne Maner's allegations of sex abuse at Beaumont Junior High School and Lafayette High School in the late 1970s and early 1980s.

The jury awarded $3.7 million, and a judge raised the verdict by $238,766 to include attorney fees.

The school board has argued that school district officials were not aware of the allegations of abuse and that the lawsuit is barred by the statute of limitations. The board did not identify the issues it will raise on appeal when it filed its notice of appeal last week.

This from the Herald-Leader.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Carol Lynne Maner is a sick twisted freak. Too bad she has ruined two fine teachers. She will have to face up to her lies some day. I can only hope it is sooner rather than later. Roberta Blackwell was my teacher at the time the alleged abuse took place and all I can say is NO WAY!