Community Academy of Philadelphia Charter School

v. School District of Philadelphia

From 2011-2015, BLF attorneys Richard L. Bazelon, A. Richard Feldman, and Lisa A. Barton represented the School District in litigation with Community Academy of Philadelphia Charter School over its charter.

The School’s appeal to the Pennsylvania Charter Appeals Board was denied on the basis that the CAB did not have jurisdiction to adjudicate the matter, and this decision was affirmed on appeal to the Commonwealth Court.

Bazelon Less & Feldman subsequently defeated Community Academy’s motion for summary judgment in its separate action for declaratory judgment and mandamus in the Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas. After trial in that matter, the court found Community Academy’s claims had become moot, and entered judgment for the District.

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