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.

Arbitration Abuse

Using a mandatory, take-it-or-leave-it arbitration clause to deny parents the right to go to court or hold the school publicly accountable for physical or emotional abuse (even sexual molestation and assault) done to their child at school . Every year a parent at a private school enrolls they are required to sign a mandatory arbitration clause that surrenders their right to …

Michael Josephson’s Letter: Accept Offer, Make a Counter Offer or Explain Why

August 15, 2104  (Sent via email) Dear Mr. Walter, I understand you had a discussion today with Mr. Harder about the impossibility of further discussions about ways of settling our dispute out of court. I also understand that you articulated a threshold agreement that should further negotiations take place they occur under a cloak of confidentiality. First I want to …

English Retaliates Against Mom Who Raised Issue of Extravagance

Retaliation against mom who complained about Ms  . English spending $1.4 million on house provided by Archer We have received and will be publishing stories of current and former Archer parents and employees that document plaintiff’s allegations re: Elizabeth English’s penchant for retaliation whenever she feels her authority is being questioned. This one is included in the new amended complaint …

Retaliation against mom who complained about Ms. English spending $1.4 million on house provided by Archer

We have received and will be publishing stories of current and former Archer parents and employees that document plaintiff’s allegations re: Elizabeth English’s penchant for retaliation whenever she feels her authority is being questioned. This one is included in the new amended complaint  and repeat it here as alleged in the Complaint. __________ One family told Michael a story that …

Child 1 Responds to betrayal of trust by Elizabeth English

Declaration filed August 14, 2014 from C. Josephson (referred to in the complaint as Child 1) DECLARATION OF C. JOSEPHSON (emphasis added) I, C. Josephson, declare as follows: 1. I am one of the Plaintiffs in this action. I have personal knowledge of the facts set  forth herein, and if called as a witness, I could and would competently testify to the matters stated 2. …

Archer Parents Ask Pertinent Questions

If you personally know Elizabeth English and/or any member of the Board here is a compilation of questions parents have been afraid to ask. Dear Mr. Josephson: As concerned and involved parents, we were shocked when we heard of the lawsuit against Archer and its Board of Trustees.  We selected this school, for its reputation and we wanted a supportive …

Who’s Looking Out for Archer’s Best Interests?

The Josephson’s lawsuit focuses primarily on specific conduct of the Head of School and a few specific Board members who personally participated in at least some of these actions. Yet, as many current and former Archer parents have noted, the defendant that has already and will continue to suffer most is Archer school as an institution. In addition to substantial …