Jury Finds Moss Point School District Liable For Sexual Harassment.

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The law office of Louis H. Watson, Jr., P.A. confirms that a unanimous federal jury found the Moss Point School District Liable for Sexual Harassment.

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Tonya Jackson-Hall

We are very pleased we were able to get some justice for Mrs. Jackson-Hall after she has had to fight for the past three years to repair her reputation and set the record straight as to why she was fired.

The law office of Louis H. Watson, Jr., P.A. confirms that on April 19, 2012, a unanimous federal jury has found the Moss Point School District liable for sexual harassment. According the lawsuit filed by Tonya Jackson-Hall, she was a principle at Kreole Elementary in June 2009 when she was terminated by the Moss Point School District. According to trial transcript, during trial the Moss Point School District claimed that Mrs. Jackson-Hall had been terminated for being dishonest in an investigation regarding banking transactions. The trial trial transcript also showed Mrs. Jackson-Hall claimed at trial that former superintendent Kim Staley had made numerous sexual advances towards her, and that he began yelling, giving her bad evaluations, and then falsely accused her of lying during the investigation because she refused to have sex with him. After four days of trial the federal jury returned a unanimous verdict finding that the school district had terminated Mrs. Jackson-Hall for her refusal to have sex with former superintendent Kim Staley, and awarded Mrs. Jackson-Hall $100,000 in lost wages. Mrs. Jackson-Hall is also expected to request reinstatement or future wages in lieu of reinstatement, attorney fees and cost. Mrs. Jackson-Hall is being represented by attorneys Louis H. Watson, Jr. and Nick Norris. After the trial Nick Norris stated, "We are very pleased we were able to get some justice for Mrs. Jackson-Hall after she has had to fight for the past three years to repair her reputation and set the record straight as to why she was fired."

The case is currently pending in the United States District Court for the Southern District of Mississippi. The case is Tonya Jackson-Hall v. Moss Point School District, Mississippi, Civil Action No: 3:11CV-42-DPJ-FKB.

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