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Attorney asks for mediation in Bowling lawsuits

Two alleged victims who filed separate civil lawsuits filed against former Mississippi and Alabama prep football coach Dwight Bowling have asked a federal judge to order case sent to mediation.

The Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal reports that the men, now adults, claim Bowling molested them when they were Smithville, Miss., students. They also claim that Monroe County School District for which Bowling worked failed to act on complaints about Bowling and is responsible for damages inflicted upon them.

This month, their attorney, Donald Medley of Hattiesburg, filed a motion to compel mediation in the lawsuits filed in 2011. […]