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Carl Paladino files lawsuit against BPS

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Posted at 6:43 PM, Jun 14, 2017
and last updated 2017-06-14 18:43:05-04

Carl Paladino, a member of the Buffalo School Board, has filed a lawsuit against several members of the Buffalo Public Schools Board of Education and the City of Buffalo Public School District.

According to a press release sent by the attorney's office, the lawsuit claims Paladino's First Amendment Rights have been violated and is seeking a trial by jury.

The lawsuit names specific board members, including Dr. Barbara Seals-Nevergold, Sharon Belton-Cottman, Hope Jay, Dr. Teresa Harris-Tigg, Jennifer Mecozzi and Paulette Woods.

In the lawsuit, Paladino refers to the resolution calling for his removal from the board, which followed controversial comments made in Artvoice in December.