Schools hit with fine from 2006 lawsuit

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February 2, 2009


"A federal judge has sanctioned Gary Community School Corp. for failing to turn over documents to lawyers for a former student who is suing the district for barring him from the senior prom because he was wearing a pink gown.

"Even before the case goes to trial, the district will have to pay some fees for lawyers representing Kevin 'K.K.' Logan, who had requested Judge Paul R. Cherry's intervention after school attorneys repeatedly missed deadlines to give up documents related to the 2006 West Side High School prom.

"...'There has been a real pattern of not complying with court orders and court rules,' said Cole Thaler, an attorney representing Logan for the Lambda Legal Fund."