Attorney: Horace Mann settles sex-abuse lawsuit

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Friday, April 3, 2015

BRONX, N.Y. -- A sexual-abuse lawsuit filed in New Jersey against an elite New York City prep school has been settled.

Attorney Rosemarie Arnold confirmed the settlement with the Horace Mann School in the Bronx to the Wall Street Journal ( ). However, she declined to provide specifics.

The school declined comment.

Arnold represented a man who was in his 50s when he claimed a now deceased music teacher had sexually abused him at the Englewood Boat Basin in the 1970s.

Nearly three dozen alumni have alleged they were abused, but they could not sue under New York's statute of limitations.

New Jersey's limits are less restrictive.

Horace Mann apologized for the abuse in 2013 and said it had reached settlements with nearly all even though the school said they had no legal claim.