Lawsuits Against Gilbert Public Schools At a Glance:
Here is the latest info about the
Greens' federal case:
For a different perspective, take a look at our responses to the questions Defendants asked us. We gave very detailed answers. That's the way it's supposed to be done. We play by the rules.
Defendants got some parents all riled up with the idea that their children's private information would be made public at trial. We proposed a protective order to alleviate concerns about FERPA protected student educational records. Lo and behold, Defendants marked 768 documents "Protected," including text of a state law, District policies, newsletters sent home to parents ... get the idea? Defendants just want to make it look like they're good guys, protecting students, and we're not. Sure, guys. Our wonderful attorney Bill Hobson had to write yet another lawyer letter about Defendants' abuse of that protective order.
The defendants' lawyers (Georgia Staton and Elizabeth Gilbert) wrote a letter to the Greens' lawyers (William Hobson and Kevin Koelbel) demanding the Greens dismiss their complaint against Attorney Denise Lowell-Britt and presenting their arguments in favor of that action. William Hobson wrote a letter back to Georgia Staton and Elizabeth Gilbert, informing the Defendants that the Greens will not drop their claim against Denise Lowell-Britt. Please visit WestieConnect.com for the full story in posts #1, #2, #3,and #4.
Here is the latest info about the
Public Records (FOIA) lawsuit:
The defendants' lawyer (Elizabeth Gilbert) wrote an email to the Greens' lawyers (William Hobson and Kevin Koelbel) demanding that plaintiffs settle the public records lawsuit and tell them what our attorney's fees are so Defendants can pay those fees. Otherwise, they're going to tell the judge we're mean, or something like that. WestieConnect.com has the story. Here's the lawyer letter - it's a doozey!
Gilbert Public Schools settled the
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