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CG&P Secures Dismissal of Civil Rights Claims Against Lawyer for School District

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CG&P Secures Dismissal of Civil Rights Claims Against Lawyer for School District

Catalano Gallardo & Petropoulos secures dismissal of civil rights claims against lawyer for school district. Plaintiff alleged that our client, a prominent education attorney, conspired with pubic school district officials to deprive plaintiff and his child of educational and disability rights in violation of § 1983 of the Civil Rights Act. The U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York (Seybert, J.) dismissed plaintiff’s complaint holding that, as a private lawyer representing the school district, the attorney could not be acting under color of state law—a prerequisite for liability under § 1983. Luo v. Baldwin Union Free School District (E.D.N.Y.)