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Goldberg, Markakis Victorious in School Transportation Case


Stu Goldberg, a member of the Firm, and associate Maria Limbert Markakis represented the defendant public school district in Lucas County Court of Common Pleas. The plaintiffs, who included a student at a parochial school, alleged the public school did not meet their legal obligations in the transportation of parochial students living in the district to their parochial schools. The public school had been using a combination of school buses and public transit buses. Utilizing public transit buses without a written contract, claimed the plaintiffs, made the use of such vehicles unacceptable under the law. Judge Dartt ruled in favor of the public school, finding that public transit is an acceptable means of transportation under the law, even without a written contract, since the purchasing of transportation services did constitute a contract.

Mr. Goldberg is part of the Litigation Section of Eastman & Smith Ltd. His practice includes the areas of product liability, personal injury, commercial litigation, insurance coverage, health care litigation and employment litigation. Ms. Markakis is an associate in the Public Law Section. She concentrates her practice in the areas of general education law, special education law and related litigation.