State judge finds Post-Katrina school firings wrongful?
Judge Ethel Simms Julien awarded more than $1 million to seven people who filed the class-action suit against the New Orleans school board and the state. Her decision cleared the way for more damages to be awarded to an estimated 7,000 others.
It was not immediately clear whether the defendants - including the Orleans Parish School Board, the state school board and Department of Education and the state itself - would appeal.
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