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 …

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.

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.

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 …

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 …