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Sexual harassment claim against L.A. Unified Supt. Cortines refiled
Sexual harassment claim against L.A. Unified Supt. Cortines refiled

A school district manager has filed a new sexual harassment lawsuit against Supt. Ramon C. Cortines and the Los Angeles Unified School District. The suit, filed Wednesday in L.A. County Superior Court, repeats and expands on previous claims made by Scot Graham. An earlier lawsuit had been dismissed in 2013 because his attorneys failed to file it in time. Graham’s new legal team asserts the harassment claims have new standing with the return of Cortines to the helm of the nation’s second-largest school system. Cortines, 82, came out of retirement after John Deasy resigned under pressure last October. When Cortines was in retirement, he was beyond the reach of possible...

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