Lawsuit against Cretin-Derham Hall settled in sex abuse case

Star Tribune

Article by: CHAO XIONG , Star Tribune Updated: November 26, 2014

Terms were not disclosed, but former teacher’s lawyer says case was settled for $1.

A lawsuit alleging negligence by Cretin-Derham Hall for hiring a substitute teacher who sexually assaulted a student in 2008 has been settled, according to court records.

The suit, filed by a former student in Ramsey County District Court, claimed that the private Catholic high school in St. Paul failed to supervise the teacher, Gail E. Gagne, failed to prevent her misconduct and is liable for her actions.

The school’s attorney, Teri Bentson, could not be reached for comment Wednesday.

Jeff Anderson, who is representing the student, said the settlement, reached Tuesday, hasn’t been written up, and that he would leave it up to his client to choose whether or not to disclose the details. The school did not admit liability in the settlement.

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