- Associated Press - Thursday, January 30, 2014

NEW YORK (AP) - A New York judge has tossed out a $380 million lawsuit claiming at least 34 former students of Yeshiva University High School for Boys were abused, some sexually, from 1971 to 1992.

Judge John Koeltl said in a written opinion released Thursday that the statute of limitations had expired. The lawsuit was filed last summer. It claimed administrators ignored complaints of sexual abuse.

Plaintiffs’ attorney Kevin Mulhearn said he will appeal, calling the ruling “a disgrace.” He said plaintiffs only learned in 2012 that school officials had covered up the abuse. He said his clients did not know the Manhattan school was involved.

The school said it was “gratified” at the dismissal, but that its thoughts were with those harmed and it would “remain vigilant” in ensuring children’s safety.


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