The parties in a security guard’s sexual harassment lawsuit against Hopwood Junior High School principal Jonas Barcinas have reached an agreement to set aside the scheduled trial of the case.
Plaintiff Homayan Kabir, Barcinas, and the Public School System, through their respective counsels, asked the U.S. District Court for the NMI yesterday to vacate the jury trial scheduled for Nov. 18, 2013.
The parties cited as reasons recent developments in the case, including the appearance of a new counsel for PSS, attorney Adam Hardwicke, and the production by PSS of documents previously unknown to Kabir.
The parties did not disclose the type of PSS documents produced.
The parties asked the court to also vacate the pre-trial conference scheduled for Nov. 7, 2013. They instead, requested for a status conference.
Attorney Joseph Horey is counsel for Kabir. Assistant attorney general David Lochabay is counsel for Barcinas.
Barcinas has denied making any sexual advances on Kabir.
Kabir alleged that Barcinas, who was then principal of Dandan Elementary School during his employment, sexually harassed him by making repeated advances on him. (Ferdie de la Torre)