Recently, a jury ruled that the Episcopal School of Dallas (ESD) committed fraud and gross negligence in its handling of a sexual assault case involving a 16 year-old minor referred to in court proceedings as Jane Doe II and her history teacher Nathan Campbell. Dallas trial lawyers from the Aldous \ Walker represented Miss Doe and her family. While it was ruled that the organization may legally be considered a charity, it does not, however, qualify under the immunity cap provided to legal charities of $500,000.
Total damages due Jane Doe II are estimated at approximately $8.5 million. ESD will pay about 40% of these damages and Mr. Campbell will pay 60%. Our Dallas trial lawyers consider the case an important landmark.