I think this is a good lesson for the state politicians, that when they change a law, it takes time for judges and lawyers to understand it fully. It also takes time for law enforcers to know their boundaries in respect to new laws, and all these confusion can cause a lot of problems to everyone, especially to the wrongly convicted.
Harold - http://www.nylawyer.net
I cannot believe that this woman wasn't sued. Her lawyer must be a very good one if she ended up not being filed for any criminal charges. She jolly well pays for all the child support that she should have given from the start. What an outrage!
If it is true that he was fired due to his post traumatic stress disorder, then I believe that he should be fully compensated. However, $1.5 million does seem a tad much. This happens to many veterans who return from wars. They find it hard to adjust to society again, and perhaps due to some accident on the field, they may suffer from physical or emotion traumas.
It is definitely no accident that this horrifying incident has happened to that woman. This man should be tried and convicted as a molester and be given a severe punishment because he was in a position that others would put a lot of trust in.
I have great respect for any attorney who is willing to spend the time and effort to take on pro bono cases in the name of legal justice, which is what is sadly lacking in many of the lawyers today. Hopefully more will learn from the good examples set.
The attorney representing the parents of the girls must have known that this was a highly plausible outcome as things were being stretched a little too far. The school has the right to decide who stays on the team based on its judgment, and as long as it isn’t being discriminatory, it is right to kick the girls off.
The lawyer must be feeling happy that an external jury is brought into the case, but I think with all the buzz going around the case, it would be difficult for the jury to be not affected by opinion, but it is still a shot.