Mother of Disabled Fifteen Year Old Adolescent Files Sexual Assault Case Against Plymouth-Canton Community Schools

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Royal Oak, MI attorney Michael R. Dorfman, of the Demorest Law Firm, is representing Ms. Angela Maiorana and her disabled fifteen year old daughter, Julia Maiorana, in a lawsuit against Plymouth-Canton Community Schools regarding alleged sexual assault at Discovery Middle School in Plymouth.

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Julia Maiorana is a sweet and vulnerable girl who, because of her cognitive impairments, was repeatedly targeted for sexual assault by another student.

On Monday, November 7, 2011, Angela Maiorana, as Next Friend to her disabled daughter, Julia Maiorana, filed a lawsuit against the Plymouth-Canton Community Schools and the schools’ employees who allegedly allowed her fifteen year old daughter to be sexually assaulted, by another student, during the school day at Discovery Middle School in Plymouth. The Maiorana’s are represented by litigation attorney Michael R. Dorfman of the Demorest Law Firm, PLLC in Royal Oak, MI.

The complaint alleges that Julia Maiorana, a fifteen year old female with Down Syndrome, was repeatedly sexually assaulted by another student while in the Cognitively Impaired Program classroom at Discovery Middle School in Plymouth, MI. The complaint further claims that Julia Maiorana had allegedly been raped during gym class in a room off of the gym that had been left unlocked. The assailant has been charged by the Wayne County Prosecutor’s Office.

According to Dorfman, “Julia Maiorana is a sweet and vulnerable girl who, because of her cognitive impairments, was repeatedly targeted for sexual assault by another student. Had Plymouth-Canton Community Schools properly monitored these students and delivered them the services they needed these repeated sexual assaults would have never occurred."

The lawsuit seeks unspecified damages on behalf of Ms. Maiorana and the case is presently pending before Judge Jeanne Stempien in Wayne County Circuit Court (Maiorana v Plymouth-Canton Community Schools, et al, Case Number 11-013759-NO).

About Michael R. Dorfman:
Michael R. Dorfman is an experienced litigator who specializes in Special Education Law. This includes protecting the rights of some of our most vulnerable youth. Dorfman has repeatedly fought in court and at the schools for the rights of Special Education students to receive the services and protection to which they are entitled to under the law.

About Demorest Law Firm:
Demorest Law Firm, PLLC (DLF), which has offices located in Dearborn and Royal Oak, MI, functions as the outside general counsel (or legal department) for their many business clients. DLF can handle most of the legal issues that arise during the life of a business. In 2005, DLF was recognized in Crain’s Detroit Business in its Twentieth Anniversary issue for obtaining two of the twenty largest jury verdicts in the Detroit area in the last twenty years. No other law firm had two cases on this prestigious list. Demorest Law Firm, PLLC has a strong online presence, including their website and blog,


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