Delaware charter schools are a bonanza for lawyers ! OMG LOOK AT THIS !!!!!!!!!

Family Foundations Academy

FOX ROTHSCHILD LLP

LEGAL SERVICES

8/28/2014

$20,000.00

354800

FOX ROTHSCHILD LLP

LEGAL SERVICES

9/24/2014

$155,000.00

362670

FOX ROTHSCHILD LLP

LEGAL SERVICES

11/5/2014

$8,367.50

374930

FOX ROTHSCHILD LLP

LEGAL SERVICES

11/5/2014

$13,255.50

374930

FOX ROTHSCHILD LLP

LEGAL SERVICES

8/8/2013

$10,000.00

248818

FOX ROTHSCHILD LLP

LEGAL SERVICES

9/9/2013

$10,000.00

255886

FOX ROTHSCHILD LLP

LEGAL SERVICES

10/15/2013

$10,000.00

265941

FOX ROTHSCHILD LLP

LEGAL SERVICES

11/14/2013

$10,000.00

274705

FOX ROTHSCHILD LLP

LEGAL SERVICES

12/5/2013

$10,000.00

280331

FOX ROTHSCHILD LLP

LEGAL SERVICES

1/9/2014

$10,000.00

288236

FOX ROTHSCHILD LLP

LEGAL SERVICES

2/11/2014

$20,000.00

297503

FOX ROTHSCHILD LLP

LEGAL SERVICES

4/8/2014

$20,000.00

313887

FOX ROTHSCHILD LLP

LEGAL SERVICES

4/11/2014

$10,000.00

315273

FOX ROTHSCHILD LLP

LEGAL SERVICES

5/2/2014

$10,000.00

321286

FOX ROTHSCHILD LLP

LEGAL SERVICES

6/13/2014

$10,000.00

335458

FOX ROTHSCHILD LLP

LEGAL SERVICES

6/19/2014

$10,000.00

337991

JAITERE SCOTT SUPPL ED EXPENSE TRUST

LEGAL SERVICES

2/10/2014

$50,000.00

0000735257

SAUL EWING LLP

LEGAL SERVICES

8/2/2013

$387.00

247534

SAUL EWING LLP

LEGAL SERVICES

8/15/2013

$301.00

250382

SAUL EWING LLP

LEGAL SERVICES

10/2/2013

$344.00

262548

SAUL EWING LLP

LEGAL SERVICES

12/16/2013

$215.00

283237

SAUL EWING LLP

LEGAL SERVICES

12/16/2013

$387.00

283237

SAUL EWING LLP

LEGAL SERVICES

2/27/2014

$270.00

302080

SAUL EWING LLP

LEGAL SERVICES

5/14/2014

$135.00

324733

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17 responses to “Delaware charter schools are a bonanza for lawyers ! OMG LOOK AT THIS !!!!!!!!!

  1. Looks like more of such legal $pending is now on its way…..

    New term, first coined here… “chartornication…..\ˈchär-tȯr-nə-kā-shən” 🙂

    Definition: having uncontrolled sizzling hot sex with a charter school board member who has been deemed by the Department of Education to be a “proven leader”, in order to get to be head-mistress of his charter school….

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    • Who said it was sizzling? Puts head-mistress under a whole new meaning!

      Those are some very high attorney fees! Being that most of the charters use Saul Ewing at their legal eagles, what in the world are all the charges to Fox Rothschild? $155,000.00 in taxpayer money, and NOBODY questions it? That’s a house in most of Delaware!

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  2. Kavips, you tease.

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    • ok, I just read Kilroy’s post on FFA. Last night I read what Kevin posted on FFA (over 100 pages) which is disturbing enough but without the salacious angles. yikes.

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  3. The entire FFA board and the school leader are members of the same fraternity. Their F&R attorneys are also fraternity brothers.

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  4. DOE, districts/charters expended $2.8 million last year on legal fees. Why?

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  5. And to think – this school was recommended for renewal by CSAC with “conditions…”

    Meanwhile, GLS passed its Organizational framework and the financial but not its academic framework.

    When you think of it as a pie – or any school as a pie – the first third, the Adults, passes, and the second third, the money passes, and the final third – the kids – fails.

    Seems to me that if you replaced that rotten third with a whole new lot of kids, you’d have the formula for a perfect school.

    Pretty sick. Only, my kids aren’t rotten. Yes, there is something wrong with the framework if FF squeaks by and GLS is shuttered…

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  6. No dog in this fight

    Jack said: “DOE, districts/charters expended $2.8 million last year on legal fees. Why?”

    School districts are sued frequently. They have to defend themselves, which costs money. I would think Jack should be interested in how much the districts and schools spent successfully defending against lawsuits.

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    • I’m sure on some of these we will never know, unless schools stupidly violate FERPA and put the student’s name on the account entry in Delaware Online Checkbook. Then it’s easy to figure out.

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  7. And how would you know why they needed the lawyers or the results?

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  8. No dog in this fight

    Jack asked, “And how would you know why they needed the lawyers or the results?”

    By looking at all the cases, on a case-by-case basis. But that’s a lot harder than just posting questions on a blog.

    I don’t know about Delaware, but most (maybe all) states don’t call for plaintiffs to pay costs if they lose suits against school districts. If they did, there would be lower costs to schools because people would think twice about suing.

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  9. I have found in most cases, if a parent is going to sue a school district, it’s for a pretty damn good reason. If that situation you mentioned were reversed No dog, then parents would lose any leverage they may have in trying to protect their child at that level.

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    • No dog in this fight

      It’s not just parents who sue districts. Many employees sue after being dismissed because there is no downside for them to do so. And, many parents do the same — lawyers convince them to sue the districts because there is no penalty for doing so. Often, districts will settle rather than taking the case to court in order to save money. And, the plaintiffs’ attorneys get their fees. It’s a rotten system nationwide.

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  10. ahhh… the unseen costs of the sue happy who wonder why drugs and medical costs are so high and why public funds trickle into the classroom. You sue a district, you are suing yourself (taxes you paid) AND your neighbors. You sue DOE, that’s right, you’re suing yourself and state neighbors again. You sue your doctor, you will drive the costs the doctor will have to pay, ergo the cost you’ll have to pay and all his other patients. Isn’t it apparent that there needs to be a mechanism to deal with fraudulent/ frivolous suits? Perhaps the plaintiff should bear the burden of court costs if the suit is thrown or case is lost? How willing would a lawyer be willing to file a suit if he knew his client had a weak case? Instead a blackmail/ extortion suit to get a settlement (jackpot), they would have to come to some reasonable understanding before going to court.

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