- 19 former students at Yeshiva University High School are suing the New York City institution over allegations that rabbis there committed hundreds of acts of sexual abuse over two decades.
- The students, who are each seeking $20 million, filed a 48-page complaint in Federal District Court in White Plains, N.Y., and will argue that the school committed fraud by covering up the abuse.
- The fraud charges stem from the fact that the rabbis in question were fired and not reported to the police by Yeshiva, and the legal strategy may be a means for the students to avoid the statute of limitations, which would have required victims of the abuse to file litigation by the age of 23.
From the article:
... It's a tactic that has worked before for Kevin Mulhearn, the lawyer representing the 19 plaintiffs. He represented 12 former students suing Brooklyn's Poly Prep Country Day School, with whom that school settled in December after a judge said the case could go forward. ...