February 9, 2018

DSB successfully moved to dismiss the federal lawsuit of a school bus driver who claimed that a school district in eastern Long Island had charged her with misconduct and suspended her without pay because of her intimate relationship with a female co-worker. After reviewing Plaintiff’s due process and free speech claims, the federal court found that there was no plausibility to the bus driver’s claim that the district had violated her right to an intimate relationship with her co-worker and also found that the Plaintiff should have raised the issue of her seven-month suspension without pay in state court. DSB further successfully opposed Plaintiff’s attempt to amend her Complaint and dismissed all of Plaintiff’s claims against the district with prejudice.