TBA Law Blog

Posted by: Katharine Heriges on May 10, 2019
A multi-million dollar lawsuit against Metro Nashville Public Schools will go forward after a federal judge ruled there was "ample evidence" to show officials knew there was a sexual harassment problem in Nashville's public schools but failed to protect students, the Tennessean reports. The lawsuit involves four girls who claim they were pressured into sexual encounters at their high schools that were videoed without their knowledge. Metro lawyers sought summary judgement in the case - asking the judge to rule in the district's favor without a trial. In her opinion, U.S. District Court Judge Aleta Trauger laid out how a reasonable juror could conclude that Metro officials failed to protect children before and after they were subject to unwanted sexual contact.