LA jury rejects abuse claim by autistic boy

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A jury has rejected lawsuit claims that alleged an autistic boy was abused by an aide at a Los Angeles school.

City News Service says the jury on Wednesday found that Evan Adger suffered no harm even though it determined the company that hired the aide was negligent. The panel also cleared the school district of responsibility.

The lawsuit contended that the aide yelled at Evan, hit him and threw him against the wall in 2010 at Valley View Elementary School.

The boy was 10 at the time. The lawsuit claimed he suffered post-traumatic stress disorder and deserved $6.3 million in damages. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language, racial slurs or consistent name calling will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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