Pascocciello v. Interboro School Dist., 2005 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 31421 (S.D. W. Va. 2005)

Lead counsel for a Pennsylvania school district and school principal who had asked a teacher to resign after he was accused of sexually assaulting several students. The principal later signed a reference form on behalf of the district with knowledge that it would be forwarded to potential employers, and the superintendent of the Pennsylvania school district also completed a form which he received from a West Virginia board of education that was considering the teacher's application for employment. The West Virginia board hired the teacher, and 22 years later he sexually assaulted and murdered a student. The court adopted ISD’s argument that neither it nor the principal engaged in conduct that allowed the West Virginia court to exercise personal jurisdiction over them, severed the student's claims against them, and transferred those claims to the Eastern District of Pennsylvania.