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Lawsuit against KY120-AFT dismissed

The plaintiff, Miranda Stovall, is vice-president of the Kentucky chapter of No Left Turn in Education.

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A lawsuit filed against organizer Nema Brewer and the KY120 chapter of the American Federation of Teachers has been dismissed.

The suit was filed in February by two parents with children enrolled in Jefferson County Public Schools, Miranda Stovall and Noor Fadel. Their attorneys were Lexington attorney Peter Ecabert and Chicago attorney Daniel Suhr. (Suhr and attorney Patrick Hughes have filed similar lawsuits against the Newton Teachers Association in Massachusetts and the Chicago Teachers Union.) They sought damages from the defendants on behalf of students and parents.

The lawsuit was dismissed today by Judge Kimberly Bunnell. Shortly after, KY120-AFT released this statement:

Today the Fayette Circuit Court dismissed the anti-union, anti-educator lawsuit targeting our own Nema Brewer and our union KY120-AFT. Judge Bunnell not only recognized the lawsuit was filed after the statute of limitations ran, but also recognized the essential issue that Nema Brewer and KY120-AFT members were engaging in protected free speech.

This lawsuit has done nothing but waste valuable court time in trying to intimidate  educators from speaking out.

This is a message to anyone trying to silence our voices in Fayette County and throughout Kentucky. We will not be silenced or intimated and we will always speak out and fight for our professions and our kids.

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