The firm frequently provides representation to school districts at all levels of state and federal government forums, including the Michigan Department of Civil Rights, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the Office of Civil Rights and all levels of state and federal courts including the United States Supreme Court.
In 1986, we successfully defended a Michigan public school district before the United States Supreme Court in Stachura v Truszkowski, 477 US 299 (1986). In that case, the trial court had found that the school district improperly placed a teacher on an indefinite suspension with pay pending an investigation. Our firm did not represent the school district at the trial level, but we were engaged to handle the appeal. We were successful before the Supreme Court in overturning the lower court rulings which found the school district liable for substantial monetary damages.
Also, in Cesaro v Lakeville Community School, 953 F2d 252 (CA 6, 1992), our firm successfully represented the school district on appeal to the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals and overturned a trial court’s ruling in favor of the plaintiff, an award in excess of $200,000 against the school district. The plaintiff alleged that she had been discriminated against based upon her gender when denied a promotion.