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Cement Company Negligence Charge Dismissed in Florida Teen Suicide Suit

A judge in Florida has tossed a portion of a lawsuit that alleged negligence against a cement company in the death of a 12-year-old central Florida girl who committed suicide after being bullied. Rebecca Sedwick jumped to her death from …

Parents in Nevada Bullying Suicide Sue District

The parents of a seventh-grader who shot herself dead last December are suing the Las Vegas-area school district, alleging that administrators failed to inform them that their daughter was bullied at her middle school. Jason and Jennifer Lamberth filed a …

Case Of Utah Boy Who Killed Himself Gets Settled

The family of a 14-year-old Utah boy who say their son was bullied prior to committing suicide outside a school in a Salt Lake City suburb has reached a settlement with the school district, the two sides announced Monday. The …

Settlement Reached In California Boy’s Suicide After Bullying

The mother of a Central California teenager who committed suicide after years of anti-gay bullying has reached a $750,000 settlement with her son’s school district. Wendy Walsh, whose 13-year-old son, Seth, hanged himself in 2010, accused the Tehachapi Unified School …

Oregon Gay Bullying Lawsuit Settled for $5,000

The Eugene School District has paid $5,000 to settle an Oregon lawsuit that accused it of failing to stop students at a middle school from bullying and harassing a boy they perceived as gay. The Eugene Register-Guard reports the suit …

Oklahoma Mom Sues Over Twitter Picture of Unclothed Daughter

The mother of a Booker T. Washington High School girls basketball player is seeking more than $75,000 in damages from Tulsa Public Schools, Twitter and others after a picture of her daughter in her underwear was circulated online following a …

500 School Officials to Attend Bullying Prevention Conference in Va.

Nearly 500 school officials from across Virginia are expected to attend a conference on bullying prevention next week. The conference is set for June 20 at Charlottesville High School. Experts from Clemson University and the universities of Nebraska and Illinois …

Tennessee Family Sues County Schools, Claims Bullying

The family of a former Clarksville-Montgomery County Schools student has filed a lawsuit, claiming school officials failed to shield their daughter from bullying. According to The Leaf-Chronicle, the civil lawsuit was filed in Clarksville by Carlos and Julie Ramos. The …

N.J. School District Pays $4.2M to Student Paralyzed by Bully Attack

A New Jersey board of education says it wasn’t its decision to enter a $4.2 million legal settlement with a former student who said he wasn’t adequately protected from a bully. The Ramsey Board of Education released a statement Wednesday …

Suit in Mass. Bullying Case Was Settled for $225,000, Documents Show

A lawsuit brought by the parents of Phoebe Prince, a 15-year-old Irish immigrant in Massachusetts who committed suicide after relentless bullying, was settled for $225,000, according to documents made public Tuesday. The settlement with the town of South Hadley and …