Compelling evidence of malice

Plaintiffs allege that many of the acts committed by Archer’s Head of School, Elizabeth English were malicious (intended to harm as opposed to accomplishing a legitimate educational goal). Though Ms. English and the Board would still be liable for intentional infliction of emotional harm even if there was no malice (it is enough that the defendants knew that the harm …

Sometimes you need a judge to help get to the truth.

  One of the reasons to go to court is that it is a place where it is difficult and dangerous to lie or deceive. Courts are intolerant of shams and pretexts, they see through phony arguments, pretexts and prevarications. A trial doesn’t always get to the truth but putting witnesses under oath and subjecting them  to the penalty of …

Why are members of the Board personally liable?

Until recently, it was difficult to sustain a legal action against members of boards of directors or trustees. This has changed dramatically as a result of new laws, regulations and policies motivated by massive accounting scandals involving companies like Enron, WorldCom, and Health South and the even more massive financial collapse caused by irresponsible lending practices in the residential mortgage …

What’s worse than litigation?

The only thing worse than litigation (besides trial by combat) is not having any way to protect those you love, to defend yourself from unfair accusations and to have no way at all to hold wrongdoers accountable. IT MAY NOT BE LIKE A DAY AT THE BEACH BUT THERE ARE TIMES YOU NEED YOUR DAY IN COURT!

WHY THIS WEBSITE?

The purpose of this site is to provide members of the Archer School for Girls community (and other interested parties) with complete facts and updates concerning Josephson vs. Archer et al, a lawsuit in which one of the school’s most prominent families have alleged a wide range of improprieties against their children by the Head of School, Elizabeth English and members …

Why go to court? Aren’t there better ways?

Anyone experienced with litigation knows its hazards and costs well enough to consider it a last resort. That’s what the Josephson’s say happened here. The documents posted on this site show an extraordinarily extensive effort to avoid filing the lawsuit but none succeeded. Compare the terms of the offer to settle (set forth in detail at the end of this …