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Sex Abuse On School Bus (Confidential Settlement Amount)

This case involved an 11 year-old autistic child, who was physically and sexually assaulted on a school bus by an emotionally disturbed student on multiple occasions, en route between school and home. There were two adults on the bus, a driver and an aide, neither of whom intervened. Our client’s status as an autistic child created special difficulties in proving liability and damages. He had a limited ability to describe the incidents although he recalled dates perfectly. Because of his limited baseline understanding of sexual activity, he did not, thankfully, sustain the types of emotional trauma typically associated with this type of trauma. Nevertheless, our young client possessed an engaging manner and was able to participate in a deposition, which convinced the defendants to offer a settlement in a sum that is confidential.