New York attorney Heath D. Harte released a statement today commenting on a recent ruling in a New Jersey bullying lawsuit that found that the parents of children accused of bullying could be held responsible for their actions.
Heath D. Harte, an attorney-at-law with over twenty-five years of experience practicing in Connecticut and New York, released a statement today commenting on a recent ruling that was handed down in a high profile bullying lawsuit against a school district in New Jersey.
According to a report from the http://www.abajournal.com/news/article/parents_of_problem_students_can_be_named_ as_defendants_in_school-bullying [American Bar Association Journal] (Parents of 11 students can be named as defendants in school-bullying suit, judge rules, 3/31/2014), the parents of eleven children accused of bullying could be named as defendants in VB v. Flemington-Raritan Regional Board of Education (Superior Court of New Jersey, Somerset, Hunterdon & Warren Counties, Docket No. HNT-L-13), an ongoing lawsuit alleging that school staff failed to address the plaintiff’s complaints that he was being bullied.
“While the outcome of this case remains to be seen, the potential implications are vast, particularly in regards to laws about bullying,” said Heath D. Harte. “The judge has allowed the plaintiff to implead 11 defendants and their parents into the original suit, a ruling that could set a new legal precedent for cases of this type moving forward. This ruling is indicative of an interesting trend developing in criminal cases involving juveniles.”
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