Elizabeth English and Archer Board Prolong Litigation

STATUS OF LAWSUIT Elizabeth English and Archer Board prolong litigation by opposing dismissal. Yes, you read that right. On October 6, 2014 the Josephsons, as they said they would, filed papers to dismiss the action against Elizabeth English and the Archer Board of Trustees rather than enter an arbitration process that they say would make it impossible for them to …

Comparing the Archer Board of Trustees and Marlborough’s Board

The commentary, Tale of Two Schools reveals the dramatically different responses of the Archer Board and Head of School to charges of impropriety and the approach taken by the Archer Board of Trustees. While the Marlborough Board conscientiously fulfilled its legal and ethical responsibilities by investigating fully and issuing a public report as did the head of school by voluntarily resigning, Archer’s Board  ignored …

Josephsons Fight to Keep Case Alive

After Judge Rosenberg ruled that the Josephsons complaint must be submitted to arbitration (even the issue of whether the dispute is arbitrable is delegated to the arbitrator in the clause), the Josephsons filed two extensively researched and powerfully argued briefs asking the California Court of Appeals to issue a writ of mandate to stay the proceedings. Under the rules of procedure …

Archer’s Expansion Plan Flounders

Archer’s Expansion/Improvement Plan Continues to Flounder (December 2014) In early December, 2014 there was the first of a series of new public hearings on Archer’s most current expansion/improvement project (which is years behind projected start dates far short of stated fund-raising goals). The new plan is a drastically watered down version of the plan “sold” to Archer parents and students …

Archer’s Expansion/Improvement Plan Continues to Flounder

In early December, 2014 there was the first of a series of new public hearings on Archer’s most current expansion/improvement project (which is years behind projected start dates far short of stated fund-raising goals). The new plan is a drastically watered down version of the plan “sold” to Archer parents and students several years ago as the result of a …

Archer’s Elizabeth English Demands Unconscionable Arbitration Clause

September 1, 2013 Archer’s Elizabeth English Demands Unconscionable Arbitration Clause If you don’t want updates on the Josephsons’ lawsuit, we apologize. Pease just tell us to remove your name. (Only about 5% of recipients did so and the very heavy traffic on the website www.JosephsonvsArcher.com indicates strong interest.) SHOULD YOU SIGN? Today, Archer parents are expected to have signed the school …

Michael Josephson’s Reflection on Decision to Sue (July 2014)

This commentary by Michael Josephson was posted to his blog What Will Matter (www.whatwillmatter.com) on July 3, 2014. It reveals the struggle to decide what is right in the Josephsons’ conflict with Elizabeth English and the Board.  (What follows are lengthy musings of an ethicist struggling to live his values in the real world.) Have you ever found yourself in …

Archer dropped as a defendant

The 1st Amended Complaint prepared by the firm of Harder, Mirell and Abrams, new attorneys for Anne Josephson and the Josephson’s two minor children and Michael Josephson, pro per (representing himself), has dropped The Archer School for Girls and the Board of Trustees as an entity. It continues its action against Elizabeth English and the board members as individuals.

Plaintiffs drop Archer as a defendant

The 1st Amended Complaint prepared by the firm of Harder, Mirell and Abrams, new attorneys for Anne Josephson and the Josephson’s two minor children and Michael Josephson, pro per (representing himself), has dropped The Archer School for Girls and the Board of Trustees as an entity. It continues its action against Elizabeth English and the board members as individuals.