City of Saint Peters, MO asked in Contracts, Arbitration / Mediation Law, Civil Rights and Education Law for Arizona

Q: This is a pretty difficult case. It includes 5 people, and the ultimate lawsuit is against ASU. I said no to arbitration

This is a pretty difficult case. It includes 5 people, and the ultimate lawsuit is against ASU. I said no to arbitration

The case starts with discrimination and a huge negligence issue all the way to the Dean of that building. Then the VP of Student affairs emailed me several times (she didn't know I was cc'd) with three employees I don't knit l know, misrepresenting themselves as the President of ASU. There's obviously a lot more to explain and I do have documentation of every thing I just said. I'm in Missouri, my child goes to asu. She is a first year student, and gay. It was not discrimination from other kids. It was very high up, the highest up, in the university. I was just about to file it anyway. A motion with Order to Show cause. Obviously I don't have money to fight a university. Any advice?

1 Lawyer Answer
John Michael Frick
John Michael Frick
  • Arbitration & Mediation Lawyer
  • Frisco, TX

A: Obviously a case of this nature is not something a novice attorney ought to be handling. And, of course, it would be foolish to bring without an attorney at all.

There are a few attorneys who regularly sue colleges and universities for discrimination. Occasionally, advocacy groups fund litigation in order to make a political point. (You don’t think that gay couple funded that lawsuit against the Christian baker in Colorado, do you?)

If I were you, I’d attempt to find an advocacy group for the particular minority class involved (be that gay or otherwise) and see if they are looking for nominal plaintiffs to make a point.

Having an actual aggrieved person to act as a plaintiff helps with what is legally called “standing.”

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