Every year, school administrators and teachers grapple with the decision whether to allow students to celebrate Halloween on campus. Inappropriate costumes, poor conduct and religious reasons have all factored into the decision making process behind an increasing number of schools that are banning Halloween parties and costumes. Even many private schools have joined the fray as they try to juggle cultural sensitivity among an increasingly diverse student body.
$2.5 million jury verdict – African-American Chief of Police denied an independent lawyer at city’s expense to defend him on police related claims. Discrimination claim brought due to long standing history of white police and fire chiefs routinely receiving this important protection. Jury finds that the motivating factor behind the city’s decision was racial discrimination. Jury awards $2,000,000 against city and $500,000 punitive damages against city Attorney who denied the police chief’s requests.
$900,000 settlement – Municipality sued for discrimination in failing to pay legal fees of Officer Lozano to his criminal defense lawyer Roy Black. Global settlements of discrimination claim, legal fee issue and back pay issues.
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