A judge has vacated a settlement of allegations that a local school district failed to curb bullying after he received affidavits from plaintiffs who claimed they had accepted the deal only after their former attorney made them feel “afraid” and “intimidated” them.

“Based on these affidavits, the Court finds the plaintiffs’ proof sufficient to warrant vacatur of the parties’ settlement,” Supreme Court Justice Arthur G. Pitts in Suffolk County (See Profile) wrote in Khosrova v. Hampton Bays Union Free School District, 12524-2005.

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