Attorneys Pelletier and Lawless Obtain Judgment for Town, School Committee, and Others on Discrimination & Retaliation Claims
Attorneys Nancy Frankel Pelletier and David Lawless successfully defended the Town of Sutton School District, the Sutton School Committee, the Sutton Superintendent of Schools, and the former Sutton Director of Special Education in a complex matter involving a variety of federal discrimination and retaliation claims. The United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit upheld the United States District Court's order granting summary judgment to defendants in DB v. Esposito, et al. This was the first time that Attorney Lawless argued a case before the United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit.
Attorneys Frankel Pelletier and
Lawless represented the municipal defendants with respect to discrimination and
retaliation claims brought under the First Amendment, the Rehabilitation Act of
1973, the Americans with Disabilities Act and 42 U.S.C. §§ 1983 and 1985. The First Circuit held that DB was not denied
a free appropriate public education under the Individuals with Disabilities
Education Act and that the plaintiff could not support a discrimination or
Read a copy of the Court's decision.
Attorneys Frankel Pelletier and Lawless also obtained a dismissal by the United States District Court of similar claims against the Sutton School District and the Sutton School Committee in a related, successor case.