Public Education Bond Counsel
We have served as bond counsel in the issuance of multiple general obligation, qualified school construction and infrastructure improvement bonds to schools and school districts throughout Pennsylvania for the construction, renovation and improvement of educational and athletic facilities. We have represented an array of school districts, including: Allegheny Valley, Blackhawk, Crawford Central, Deer Lakes, Wilmington Area, Mars Area, McKeesport Area and West Allegheny.
Allegations of Fraud Relating to Enrollment at a Proprietary Educational Institution
We defended an educational institution in a trial relating to an arbitration provision on the enrollment form. Four former students alleged they had been deceived into enrolling at the school through fraudulent and misleading statements regarding the transfer of credits and job opportunities. The enrollment form, which had been signed by all of the students, contained a provision that called for any dispute related to their enrollment to be handled through arbitration. The students alleged that they were unaware of the arbitration provision and filed suit. After a week-long trial, judgment was awarded to the client on all counts.