Obtained a verdict in excess of $4 million against the School District wherein one of its teachers systematically molested 13 and 14 year-old middle school girls. The School District employed the teacher despite knowing that, prior to his hire, there had been complaints made of his molesting young girls. Despite these allegations, the School District put the teacher in charge of "after school hours activities," thereby giving him unrestricted access to the children. When a student complained, the School District sided with the teacher against the child and joined in the teacher's defamation lawsuit against the child and her family. Later, another girl came forward with similar complaints. She had indisputable proof of the teacher's guilt. In the interim, the School District named this teacher, "Teacher of the Year." Mr. Collins was able to show that the School District actively participated in a smear campaign by the teachers to intimidate victims into recanting their allegations.