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School Settles with Mother Over Daughter’s Bullying Suicide

A mother whose 13-year-old daughter committed suicide has reached a settlement with the Missouri school district the girl attended. The Columbia Missourian reports Elizabeth Overstreet alleged in the lawsuit that the Hallsville School District did nothing to stop bullying aimed …

New Study Finds Rude Workplace Behavior is Contagious

Workplace incivility should be treated with the utmost seriousness. This is the finding of three psychologists at Lund University in Sweden who surveyed nearly 6 000 people on the social climate in the workplace. Their studies show that being subjected …

New Jersey Bully’s Paralyzing Punch Nets $4.2M Settlement

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 …

$150,000 Settlement in Indiana School Bullying Lawsuit

A former student at a central Indiana high school has agreed to a $150,000 settlement of her lawsuit claiming school officials failed to stop bullying by a male classmate. Neither the Bartholomew Consolidated School Corp. nor the male student admit …

Indiana Couple: School Didn’t Shield Son from Bullies

A couple is suing their northwest Indiana school district, claiming school officials failed to protect their son from prolonged bullying over his Middle Eastern background that culminated in an attack this month that left him with a brain injury. In …

Lawsuit Filed in Alleged Oregon Bullying Case

The family of an Oregon teen is seeking nearly $300,000 in a federal civil rights lawsuit that alleges the boy was bullied and beaten by another high school student. The lawsuit filed against the Sherwood, Ore., School District and the …

Court Denies Appeal in Arkansas Bullying Lawsuit

A federal appeals court panel has denied the appeal of a former Fayetteville Public Schools student whose lawsuit accused the district of doing nothing about students that he said bullied and sexually harassed him. A three judge panel of the …