HACKENSACK, N.J. – An elite New York City prep school has settled a sexual abuse lawsuit filed against it in New Jersey.
Plaintiff attorney Rosemarie Arnold confirmed with the Wall Street Journal (http://on.wsj.com/1F8z8PS) that the settlement with the Horace Mann School had been reached. However, she declined to provide specifics.
The school wouldn't comment.
Arnold represented a man who was in his 50s when he claimed a now-deceased music teacher had sexually abused him in the 1970s.
Nearly three dozen alumni have alleged they were abused, but they couldn't sue under New York's statute of limitations.
New Jersey's limits are less restrictive.
Horace Mann publicly apologized for the abuse in 2013 and said it had reached settlements with nearly everyone, even though the school said they had no legal claim.