|US Court of Appeals in NYC|
Yesterday, our firm took a big case to the second highest court in the country. In short, teacher, parent and activist Francesco Portelos spoke up about what he saw was wrong in his neighborhood school. He was immediately retaliated against by his supervisors and higher up employees of the New york City Department of Education. We filed a lawsuit in June 2012 and ultimately had a federal trial in August 2016.
We believe the District Court judge erred in certain decisions and caused the jury to decide against Mr. Portelos. We believe Mr. Portelos' full case of cause and effect was not properly allowed before the jury.
We appealed shortly after and it is now up to the three judges of the Court of Appeals to decided if indeed errors were made and if it would change the outcome of the case.
The audio of our oral arguments can be found here