Jan 01, 2008

How about a $40K Gift Certificate to the Gap instead?

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How much did two Indiana parents have to pay their attorneys to sue a school district over a too-strict dress code? $0. Fearing a large legal bill, the parents handled the case themselves.

How much did the parents have to pay the school district's attorneys after losing the lawsuit? $40,931.50. That's how much a judge ordered the parents to pay after filing frivolous claims, disregarding legal rules, and missing deadlines.

What was the school dress code that triggered the lawsuit? Check it out yourself but be advised: no studded collars, no sagging, and no cleavage.

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