BLF’s litigation group has represented and advised regional and local government entities, including a large public school district in Pennsylvania as well as the Commonwealth itself.
The issues presented in these governmental litigation matters involve complex questions, including questions of statutory interpretation and issues arising under the School Code, the Charter School Law, and the Constitution of Pennsylvania.
Representative cases in our government litigation practice include:
Our attorneys have appeared as lead counsel and co-counsel in governmental litigation before the Courts of Common Pleas, the Commonwealth Court, and the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania.
League of Women Voters of Pennsylvania v. Commonwealth. BLF served as local counsel for Amicus Curiae The Brennan Center for Justice at New York University School of Law, in this case which challenged the Pennsylvania Legislature’s Congressional district map as an extreme and unconstitutional partisan gerrymander. ... Read More
Community Academy of Philadelphia Charter School v. School District of Philadelphia. BLF represented the School District in litigation brought by a charter school after the SRC voted not to renew the charter. ... Read More
Philadelphia Federation of Teachers v. School Reform Commission. BLF represented the School District in litigation brought by its largest union regarding the District’s decision to exempt some teachers from layoffs. ... Read More
School District of Philadelphia v. Philadelphia Federation of Teachers. BLF represented the School District in litigation regarding the right of a school district in financial distress to make changes to non-mandatory bargaining topics after the expiration of a collective bargaining agreement. ... Read More
Philadelphia Federation of Teachers v. School District of Philadelphia. BLF advised the School District in connection with a grievance arbitration, and represented the School District on its appeal from the award, in matters arising from recalls of employees from layoff. ... Read More
School District of Philadelphia v. Philadelphia Federation of Teachers. BLF advised and represented the School District in litigation arising out of the SRC’s October 2014 cancellation of the collective bargaining agreement and imposition of new economic terms. ... Read More