CARL PALADINO: Lawsuit Urgent to Stop Sweetheart Deal for School Superintendent

May 16, 2014 Updated May 16, 2014 at 1:00 PM EDT

By Ed Reilly

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May 16, 2014 Updated May 16, 2014 at 1:00 PM EDT

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WKBW) Arguments were heard in State Supreme Court in the lawsuit filed by Buffalo school board member Carl Paladino.

Paladino wants all votes by Buffalo Board of Education President Dr. Barbara Seals Nevergold invalidated from July 1st, 2013.

The lawsuit claims that Dr. Nevergold, who was appointed by the Buffalo Board of Education to replace Chris Jacobs, did not properly run for re-election in May 2013.

Carl Paladino says the lawsuit is urgent to stop any future deals that will be made before new members-at-large Larry Quinn and Patty Bowers Pierce take office on July 1st of this year.

Of particular concern is the status of Buffalo Public School Superintendent Dr. Pamela Brown.

Paladino says Dr. Brown has hired a lawyer and is trying to negotiate a resignation deal with the current school board majority lead by Dr. Nevergold - something Paladino in strongly against.

"If she is going to resign then she resigns and gets her bus ticket and get out of town," said Carl Paladino.

"If Mr. Paladino wins on this it will create havoc and chaos if all of the decisions and votes I've been involved in have to be reversed," added Dr. Barbara Seals Nevergold.

The school board attorney representing Dr. Nevergold in the lawsuit argued in court the lawsuit should be dismissed because the issue was already reviewed by State Education Commissioner John King, Jr. and denied.

State Supreme Court Justice Tracey Bannister reserved decision and said she will issue a written ruling.