InsiderNJ Radio this week features an interview with attorney Diane E. Sammons, partner at Nagel and Rice LLP.
Host Jessie Frees of WMTR is joined by InsiderNJ Editor Max Pizarro.
The full episode can be accessed here:
Ms. Sammons’ firm is on the frontline of this fight and in the news as New Jersey residents combat student bullying in the aftermath of numerous child suicides:
On June 14, 2017, Mallory took her own life after what her family called “horrific” bullying at school and online. She was just 12 years old.
Her parents Diane and Seth filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the Rockaway Township Board of Education, administrators, teachers, and faculty in 2018. Prosecutors did not criminally charge anyone in her death.
Bruce Nagel, the attorney for the Grossman family, told media that the district has settled with the family for $9.1 million, and said it is the largest settlement of a bullying case in state history.
The firm is also involved in another high-profile New Jersey lawsuit:
The family of an 11-year-old South Jersey girl who died by suicide has filed a wrongful-death lawsuit alleging that she repeatedly asked for protection from bullying by classmates, but that school officials did nothing to stop it.
The lawsuit, filed Thursday in Superior Court in Burlington County, alleges that Felicia LoAlbo-Melendez died in February after years of being harassed and bullied about her physical appearance, Latina roots, and “perceived sexual orientation” by her peers at the F.W. Holbein School for grades five through eight in Mount Holly, where she was a sixth grader.