Almontaser v. New York City Department of Education et al

Plaintiff: Debbie Almontaser
Defendant: New York City Department of Education, Joel Klein, Rosemary Stuart, City of New York, Michael Bloomberg and Dennis Walcott
 
Case Number: 1:2007cv10444
Filed: November 19, 2007
 
Court: New York Southern District Court
Office: Foley Square Office
County: Kings
Presiding Judge: Sidney H. Stein
 
Nature of Suit: Civil Rights: Jobs
Cause of Action: 42:1983 Civil Rights (Employment Discrimination)
Jury Demanded By: Plaintiff

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September 1, 2009 44 Featured Case OPINION & ORDER:#97980 Almontaser participated in an interview with the New York Post on August 5, 2007, pursuant to her official duties as acting interim principal of the Khalil Gibran International Academy. As a result, the Court finds that, pursua nt to the standard set forth in Garcetti v. Ceballos, 547 U.S. 410 (2006), this speech is not protected by the First Amendment. Almontaser also failed to establish a property interest either in her position of interim acting principal of KGIA or in t he position of principal of the school for purposes of her Fourteenth Amendment due process claim. Accordingly, defendants' motion for summary judgment is granted and the Clerk of Court is directed to enter judgment for defendants. 34 MOTION for Summary Judgment filed by Michael Bloomberg, Rosemary Stuart, Dennis Walcott, Joel Klein, New York City Department of Education, City of New York. (Signed by Judge Sidney H. Stein on 9/1/09) (db) Modified on 9/2/2009 (eef).

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Plaintiff: Debbie Almontaser
Represented By: Cynthia Rollings
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Defendant: Joel Klein
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Defendant: Michael Bloomberg
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Defendant: Dennis Walcott
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