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Nevada Supreme Court dismisses lawsuit Kevin Child filed against school district, fellow trustees

Jackie Valley
Jackie Valley

The Nevada Supreme Court has dismissed a lawsuit that embattled former school trustee Kevin Child lodged against the Clark County School District and four fellow board members more than a year ago.

The state’s high court signed an order dismissing Child’s appeal on Feb. 28, noting that it appears he “abandoned” the litigation after not submitting several documents.

“Respondent Clark County School District has filed a motion to dismiss the appeal based on the appellant's failure to adhere to any of the filing deadlines,” the court order states. “Appellant has not responded.”

Child originally filed the 41-page lawsuit, which named 11 defendants, in September 2018 in Clark County District Court. The wide-ranging litigation accused them of defamation and conspiracy.

Clark County School District officials did not immediately return a request for comment. Child, when reached by phone, said he plans to re-file the lawsuit.

Child, who frequently questioned the district’s finances and had a tumultuous first term on the Clark County School Board of Trustees, ran for re-election in 2018 but lost to Irene Cepeda.

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