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Verdict in Sexual Assualt Case Against School District Upheld by Iowa Supreme Court
Our firm represented a young mentally disabled girl who was sexually assaulted when she went missing from school during the school day and the school did not take any action to notify her mother or authorities or to attempt to locate her. Our attorneys obtained a jury verdict against the negligent school district in the amount of $350,000. The school district appealed the verdict to the Iowa Supreme Court claiming that it should not be responsible for injuries that occur off of school grounds and after school hours. The Iowa Supreme Court rejected the school's claim and upheld the jury verdict.