Below is the text of the Legal Intelligencer's recent article Judge Defends Decision to Slam School District with $500K Verdict over Bullying. The article spotlights Berney & Sang's landmark school bullying and harassment case, Wible v. Philadelphia. A Pennsylvania judge is defending his decision to have the School District of Philadelphia pay more than $500,000 [...]
This week, partner David J. Berney published an article in the Legal Intelligencer examining President Trump's education agenda. In the article, President Donald Trump, Education, and the American Dream, Berney discusses the role that education plays in the American dream and analyzes whether the President's policies will improve the education system in meaningful ways. Berney's analysis [...]
On November 13, 2018, David Berney, Esq. argued before a panel of judges of the Pennsylvania Commonwealth Court in Nicole B. v. School District of Philadelphia. In that case, the student was the victim of brutal bullying and harassment. However, the lower court threw the case out because it did not believe that the minority tolling [...]
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Associate Kevin Golembiewski recently co-counseled an amicus brief in the United States Courts of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit on behalf of the Council of Parent Attorneys and Advocates (COPAA), a national nonprofit dedicated to parents and children with disabilities. The brief, filed in support of the parent in Jay F. v. William S. Hart [...]
The Philadelphia Gay News recently published a story on Wible v. School District of Philadelphia, the landmark bullying case that Berney & Sang litigated this year. You can access the article, Phila. school district appeals $500,000 award for bullying victim, here.
The Philadelphia Inquirer published a story today on Wible v. School District of Philadelphia, the landmark bullying case that Berney & Sang litigated this year. You can access the article, Bullied in school, a Northeast Philly woman won a $500,000 judgment. Her case could ripple, here.
On October 24, 2018, partner David J. Berney presented on special education law at the Jenkins Law Library in Philadelphia. His presentation focused on his path to becoming a special education lawyer and why others should consider a career in special education law. The presentation was inspired by associate Kevin Golembiewski's recent article, Recent Law School [...]
Each year, the Pennsylvania Bar Institute hosts the Exceptional Children's Conference, Pennsylvania's premier conference on special education law. At the Conference, select attorneys and hearing officers present on issues related to special education law. Partners David J. Berney and Jennifer Y. Sang were selected to present at this year's Conference. They, with school district attorney [...]
This term, the United States Supreme Court will decide whether the Constitution's Excessive Fines Clause applies to the states. The case is Timbs. v. Indiana. Associate Kevin Golembiewski co-counseled an amicus brief in support of the petitioner, Mr. Timbs, who seeks protection of the Clause. Mr. Golembiewski co-counseled in his capacity as amicus chair of the [...]