We achieved our substantive objective in this case! Due to the significant costs we incurred in battling against Los Angeles Unified School District’s (LAUSD) illegal student COVID-19 “vaccine” mandate, we are now seeking to recover attorneys’ fees and costs under California’s Code of Civil Procedure section 1021.5 (known as the Private Attorney General Statute).
LAUSD was one of the first school districts in California to mandate an illegal COVID-19 vaccination requirement for students ages 12 and over, in violation of existing state vaccination law. Attorneys for Co-Petitioners, Children’s Health Defense-California Chapter (now FNF) and Protection of the Educational Rights of Kids (P.E.R.K), filed suit against LAUSD and its School Board members on October 13, 2021 As a result of our significant litigation and advocacy efforts, LAUSD first delayed implementation of its illegal COVID-19 mandate until Fall of 2022 and then again until July 2023. Then in July 2022, in a related lawsuit, G.F. vs. LAUSD, the Court vindicated our position and ruled against LAUSD, finding that it had no legal authority to mandate COVID-19 vaccines at the local level as the ability to require school immunizations is fully occupied and pre-empted by existing state-law. Based on this favorable ruling, as well as the recent favorable appellate court decision in Let them Choose vs. San Diego Unified School District, our FNF attorneys have decided not to continue to pursue this action against the District and are now seeking recovery of CHD-CA’s legal fees and costs for prevailing on the substantive issues related to the illegal jab mandates. Meanwhile, PERK has retained separate counsel and will continue to pursue other claims against LAUSD beyond the now-rescinded jab-mandate.
We are very proud of our collective efforts to help LAUSD students and their families push back against an illegal “vaccine” mandate that LAUSD never had any legal right to impose.
- LAUSD Verified Petition 10/13/2021
- LAUSD Application for TRO 10/29/2021
- LAUSD Ex Parte OST Application 11/10/2021
- LAUSD PI Memo and Motion 12/07/2021
- LAUSD PI Reply Decl. Rose 12/08/2021
- LAUSD PI Reply Decl. Fleming 12/08/2021
- LAUSD PI Reply Decl. Kirsch 12/08/2021
- LAUSD PI Reply Decl. Ledbetter 12/08/2021
- LAUSD PI Reply Decl. Barke 12/08/2021
- LAUSD PI Reply Decl. Rogers 12/08/2021
- LAUSD Petition 02/01/22
- LAUSD Beckloff Minute Order 04/25/2022
- LAUSD Opposition to Demurrer to FAP 04/08/2022
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