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$14.75 Million – Jane Does v. LAUSD (Hart Street Elementary)

Jane Does v. LAUSD (Hart Street Elementary) – Rene Tenas was a 3rd grade teacher at Hart Street Elementary School in Canoga Park who molested children between 2012 and 2017.  He was finally caught in 2017 for molesting children and was removed from campus.  He was later charged and convicted in 2018 of molesting his students.   The LAUSD had information dating back to 2012 that Tenas was a danger to students and yet failed to intervene to protect the children.  



Michael works on high-profile cases that have garnered national media attention. His practice today focuses on child sexual abuse cases, police misconduct cases, catastrophic injuries and other wrongful death matters. He is a passionate advocate for his clients including the countless child sexual abuse victims he currently represents.