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Judge: No Emergent Relief Warranted
Over Superintendent’s Reappointment

Mar 10, 2016 in News by

A judge on March 9, 2016, rejected a Jersey City school board member’s request that the state intervene immediately in the superintendent’s contract renewal.
Administrative Law Judge Richard McGill found that Lorenzo Richardson did not satisfy the requirements for emergent relief. Richardson contended that the state education commissioner should force the board to vote on whether to reappoint Schools Superintendent Marcia V. Lyles.

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Age-Bias Suit Against Corporate Client Is Dismissed

Mar 7, 2016 in News by

A Sussex County judge has tossed an age-discrimination suit against a New Jersey resort, finding the plaintiff did not produce proof to discredit the reason for her termination. In his Jan. 28, 2016 decision, Superior Court Judge Edward V. Gannon said there was “nothing that would allow a rational factfinder to hold that Defendants terminated Plaintiff due to her age, or that Defendants’ decision to terminate Plaintiff was motivated in any way by discriminatory animus.”

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SSE&C Prevails in Dismissal of Tenured Jersey City Teacher

Jan 15, 2016 in News by

SSE&C successfully represented the Jersey City Board of Education in obtaining the dismissal of a tenured teacher from her position for unbecoming conduct. The teacher was dismissed for threatening a security guard, using foul language, failing to follow directives and Board policy, and threatening a teacher. The Bureau of the Controversies and Disputes in the state Department of Education issued its decision on Dec. 28, 2015. SSE&C partner John G. Geppert Jr. was in charge of the matter.

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