12 More Former High-School Students to Join Suit Against Yeshiva U.

A dozen more former students of a high school run by Yeshiva University will join a $380-million lawsuit against the university and the high school that accused administrators and other officials of covering up decades of physical and sexual abuse, a lawyer for the plaintiffs told a federal judge on Tuesday. Rabbi Norman Lamm, who retired last month as the university’s chancellor, is one of several former administrators and trustees named as defendants in the suit. Rabbi Lamm was the university’s president from 1976 to 2003, and the incidents are alleged to have taken place during the 1970s and 80s. When Rabbi Lamm announced his retirement, he said he had mishandled the allegations when they were brought to his attention years ago.

Attorneys for Yeshiva University asked the court to dismiss the suit because the allegations “occurred between 42 and 25 years ago.”

“In all candor (the suit), is a very old case,” defense attorney Karen Bitar told Manhattan Federal Court Judge John Koeltl on Tuesday.

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