Refusal to Meet and Negotiate.

The Josephsons civil action against Elizabeth English and the Archer Board of Trustees was filed on May 28, 2014. As you consider the expense and reputational damage caused by this action, you should know that  Ms. English and the Board have not only rejected outright, without any effort to negotiate or discuss, multiple efforts to settle they have never at …

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 …

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 doesn’t Ms. English put the interests of Archer first and resign?

Some have called Archer’s Head of School, Elizabeth English, the Nurse Ratched of Archer.  Their leadership styles seem so similar. In the wake of huge expenditures of money trying to censor and punish the Josephsons (about $400,000) and inept handling of the Archer Forward project costing about $10 million simply trying to get approval,  a logical question is asked more often: …

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 …