Wrongful Death

A federal court in Alabama ruled that a tort case brought by the parents of a woman who died by suicide against the man who allegedly sexually assaulted her should be stayed pending certification to the Alabama Supreme Court the question of whether “suicide is an intervening cause that breaks the chain of causation stemming from a defendant’s intentional tort.”

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Chicago Schools

A young woman claims the Chicago Board of Education and its Legal Prep Charter Academies hired Jamel M. Helaire-Jones as girls’ basketball coach, despite his previous arrest on charges of abduction and attempted sexual assault, whereupon he made her “acts of sexual contact and penetration with him in the locker room and gymnasium.”

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