LAUSD Launches Miramonte Settlement Countdown

Screen shot 2013-06-26 at 9.30.28 AMYesterday, LAUSD launched a website to notify the last 35 plaintiffs in the Miramonte case of the district’s settlement offer.

The LA Daily News‘ Barbara Jones describes the website launch as “the latest salvo in what has become a public campaign by both the district and plaintiffs’ attorneys.”

As the Los Angeles Times notes, the website “includes a sample lifetime payment structure that, with interest, is expected to provide victims at least $770,000 each.”

The site also includes a countdown clock at the bottom of the page, indicating the amount of time the plaintiffs have to accept the offer. As of this writing, there’s only 9 days, 7 hours, 22 minutes, and 32 seconds left!

KPCC’s brand-new education reporter, Jed Kim, talked to Luis Carillo, the lawyer for 23 of the alleged victims, who said, “To me this is unethical, because it’s a way of communicating to our clients by scaring them.”

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