Monday, July 26, 2010

MV News: Agreement reached in civil suit

According to the Mount Vernon News, an agreement has been reached “between the Doe family and John Freshwater” regarding the civil suit that was scheduled to go to trial today.

The News stated that it was unable to obtain the details of the agreement.

The attorney representing Freshwater in the federal case, Sandra McIntosh, did not respond to a previous request for comment from

On July 16, 2010, sent the following email to McIntosh:

Will the jury trial for Doe v. Mount Vernon Board of Education et al. scheduled to begin July 26, 2010 continue as planned?

(In document number 116, attorney R. Kelly Hamilton states that “On Tuesday, July 6, 2010, the undersigned learned from communications with Attorney Sandra McIntosh that a resolution in this matter occurred on Friday, July 2, 2010, which will include resolving any concerns against John Freshwater alleged in Plaintiff’s Memorandum of Opposition [Doc. 114].”)

What was the “resolution in this matter” that occurred on July 2, 2010?
UPDATE 7-27-10:

According to the News, the "Doe" family's attorney Douglas Mansfield said that the trial was delayed due to settlement discussions. The News was unable to obtain details.


For details from the settlement, see the Oct. 27, 2010 News article by Pamela Schehl, “Settlement signed by both parties in civil lawsuit.”

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