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Sunday, October 24, 2010

Parents sue school officials for defamation, alleging guidance counselor falsely completed recommendation form

According to Courthouse News Service, the parents of a graduated high school student have filed a suit against Rockwood School District (RSD), a guidance counselor and the principal alleging defamation, negligence, and intentional infliction of emotional distress, after their daughter’s college scholarship was rescinded because of an allegedly false and defamatory recommendation letter sent by her high school guidance department.

I cannot immagine that the defendants actions would not be covered by at least a qualified privilege.

Courthouse News Service, 7/7/10, By Joe Harris

Mitchell H. Rubinstein

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Comments

I can’t imagine what motive the guidance counseling department had against McCoy in the first place. Obviously McCoy has the awards to back up her character and accomplishments. If this was a conspiracy then perhaps there is more to this.

Posted by: Clay | Oct 27, 2010 7:59:26 AM

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