Doe v. Petaluma City School District

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May 1995
  • Equal Educational Opportunities
  • Litigation Case Document

As co-counsel in this case, Legal Momentum wins the first-ever ruling that a school can be sued for sex discrimination when it fails to address one student’s serious harassment of another. Jane Doe, a middle-school student, was the victim of many months of peer sexual harassment. School officials promised to end the harassment, but failed to do so. The Supreme Court followed this case in its 1999 ruling in Davis v. Monroe County Board of Education.