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Minn. school seeks dismissal of lawsuit involving sex abuse by ex-teacher

Breck School in Golden Valley is seeking the dismissal of a lawsuit by a former student who says he was sexually abused by a ex-Breck teacher. Rich Covin sued and settled with the now-imprisoned teacher, William Jacobs, but also sued Breck claiming the school should have warned him and his family about Jacobs' history of sexual abuse.
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Breck School in Golden Valley is seeking the dismissal of a lawsuit by a former student who says he was sexually abused by a ex-Breck teacher. Rich Covin sued and settled with the now-imprisoned teacher, William Jacobs, but also sued Breck claiming the school should have warned him and his family about Jacobs' history of sexual abuse.

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