8-31-2001, after receipt of a vague and threatening letter
from an attorney representing Lori
Hatfield, the Lori
Hatfield's Litigation Folly
is now being expanded. The expansion into a
Mini-Section was necessary to accommodate all the new
material generated by the threat of, and then by the actual
The reality is
that the lawsuit effectively short circuited First Amendment
rights for nearly two years.
Also, I want
everyone to understand that the problem is not just one
specific teacher, but rather a culture in Lake
apparently in other schools of indifference, arrogance, and
entitlement. This specific case is a symptom of a much
I hope to see
the problems addressed legislatively. Anti-SLAPP
legislation and other legislation to bring more accountability
to our public schools. See QSN's
At this time QualitySchoolsNow is only working on legislation
in Michigan but we would be happy to collaborate with those
with similar interests in other states.
Tuesday March 31, 1998 This is the only document which was
on the site specifically about this issue until the litigation
threat was received.
Strategic Lawsuit Against
Public Participation, a SLAPP
Responds To Sharpe's Flint Journal Comments
Rattles A Saber, Attorney Richard H. Ebbott demands
Replies To Ebbott
The Hatfield Lawsuit A SLAPP Suit?