Montreal teacher, 56-year-old Mary Kanavaros, has won a $1-million suit against a student’s parents who filed a lawsuit because their son had to redo homework. Arguing that her life was destroyed, Kanavaros was not in a good mood even after her big victory at Quebec Superior Court. She mentioned that “this is a very serious situation that should not have happened to me and should never happen to anyone.”
The issue at heard of the case took place at an elementary school in Westmount in 2004, when Kanavaros asked a nine-year-old student to redo homework because she believed the child’s mother had done the assignment. However, the parents, Hagop Artinian and Kathryn Rosentein, got infuriated and sued not only the teacher, Kanavaros, but also school principal and the school board. The parents sought $155,000, alleging that their son was humiliated.