The federal court has set aside the scheduled Nov. 18 jury trial in a sexual harassment lawsuit filed by a security guard against Hopwood Junior High School principal Jonas Barcinas.
U.S. District Court for the NMI Chief Judge Ramona V. Manglona accepted Friday an agreement between security guard Homayan Kabir, Barcinas, and the Public School System that asked the court to vacate the jury trial.
Manglona vacated the jury trial and set a status conference for Thursday at 9am.
The parties cited as reasons recent developments in the case, including the appearance of new counsel for PSS, attorney Adam Hardwicke, and the production by PSS of documents previously unknown to Kabir.
The parties did not disclose the kind of PSS documents produced.
Attorney Joseph Horey is counsel for Kabir. Assistant attorney general David Lochabay is counsel for Barcinas.
Kabir alleges that Barcinas, who was then principal at Dandan Elementary School during his employment, sexually harassed him by making repeated advances on him. Kabir said he was employed as a security guard at the school from April to October 2005 and again from July to October 2006.
Barcinas has denied making any sexual advances on Kabir.