The Group is particularly disturbed by the plaintiffs' attempt to resurrect in their complaint the same claims made in the long ago resolved "laptop lawsuit." The Group believes it was a shameless, tawdry attempt to besmirch the good name of the LMSD. Significantly, the lead plaintiff here, Arthur Wolk, is an attorney who surely knows or should have known that (1) he and his confederate plaintiffs, who purport to represent the interests of taxpayers and not students, lack standing to bring claims for which they can show no injury to them, and (2) the laptop-based claims for which he seeks relief have been released years ago in the settlement of the laptop litigation.
The Group believes PA state auditors recognize the importance of maintaining a reasonable surplus (to, among other things, maintain Lower Merion schools' AAA municipal bond ratings, and provide facilities and faculty necessary to handle the unusually high influx of new students over roughly the same time period as the Lower Merion school taxes have gone up). The Group believes the plaintiffs' scurrilous claims against the LMSD are meritless and will ultimately be rejected by the PA courts.
"We are gratified, but not surprised, by this overwhelming demonstration of support for our position that this lawsuit must not prevail," says Group President Jane Broderson. "Just as grassroots opposition and outrage by class members in the laptop case helped prevent it from proceeding as a class action, we expect that the more than 2,000 organized opponents of this proposed class action will have the same effect."
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