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.