BUFFALO, NY - An attorney is filing legal notices of claim for possible lawsuits on behalf of two now former top officials of the Buffalo School District.
Attorney Raymond Kot II states he is representing former Curriculum Chief Yamilette Williams and former School Leadership Chief Faith Morrison Alexander who were fired by the school board in a vote back in early April. That was after the district and board determined they did not have proper certification under state education law to serve as top district officials in New York state.
The notice of claims state his clients were libeled, slandered, and subject to defamation of character in particular by board members who discussed the vote with the news media.
The suits, which could be filed in federal or state courts, may also seek more than $3 million dollars and other damages for each of the women who were both making six figure salaries after being hired originally in the summer of 2013.
We reached out to school board members and district officials, including Superintendent Pamela Brown who was also named as a potential defendant in the notices of claim, for comment. On Sunday, a spokesperson for the superintendent's office said they had not yet received the notices.
On Sunday, we spoke to the attorney who's bringing the suit.