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Clark County school trustees OK $1.2M settlement for 3 families

Updated February 14, 2019 - 9:27 pm

The Clark County School Board approved a $1.2 million settlement for three families from a lawsuit over a special education teacher accused of battering elementary school students in the 2014-15 school year.

The lawsuit claimed that the children were subject to a “litany of physical and verbal abuses” and that the district failed to inform the parents that teacher James Doran was later accused of battery in a criminal complaint.

The settlement includes $400,000 for each family — plus attorney’s fees that are not to exceed $500,000 and other costs at roughly $425,000, both of which will be determined by the court.

Contact Amelia Pak-Harvey at apak-harvey@reviewjournal.com or 702-383-4630. Follow @AmeliaPakHarvey on Twitter.

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