Successfully Defended Private High School in Lawsuit

Client: A High School

We successfully defended our client, a private high school, in a lawsuit challenging the principal’s decision to withdraw a student for a disciplinary infraction. The student and his family sued the school, claiming breach of contract and discrimination, and sought an injunction overturning the principal’s decision and reinstating the student. We worked in a two week span to brief the injunction request, accomplish all necessary discovery and depositions, and prepare the case for trial. After the plaintiffs presented their case, we moved for involuntary dismissal under Rule 41, arguing they had failed to meet the burden of proof required. The court agreed, and in a written decision denied plaintiffs’ motion for injunction, dismissed the injunction claim altogether, and entered complete judgment in our client’s favor on that count.  Plaintiffs then agreed to resolve the remaining damages claims for nonmonetary consideration.