Gerber v. Springfield Board of Education

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Gerber v. Springfield Board of Education  (2000) 
by the New Jersey Superior Court, Appellate Division
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SUPERIOR COURT OF NEW JERSEY, APPELLATE DIVISION

328 N.J. Super. 24; 744 A.2d 670

JENNIFER P. GERBER, AN INFANT BY HER GUARDIAN AD LITEM, FRANCINE GERBER, AND RICHARD AND FRANCINE GERBER, INDIVIDUALLY, PLAINTIFFS-APPELLANTS,  v.  SPRINGFIELD BOARD OF EDUCATION, RUTH D. BRINEN, KENNETH FAIGENBAUM, RICHARD FALKIN, STEPHEN M. FISCHBEIN, ROBERT B. FISH, KEITH B. KURZNER, JACQUELINE P. SHANES, BENITO STRAVATO, GARY TISS, TOWNSHIP OF SPRINGFIELD, THE FLORENCE M. GAUDINEER SCHOOL, DAVID CHADWICK, KENNETH BERNABE, BETH GILARDI, LORI LUKE, AND DENNIS MCCARTHY, DE-FENDANTS-RESPONDENTS, AND SONOCERRA HUNTER AND JOHN DOES, DEFENDANTS.

On appeal from Superior Court of New Jersey, Law Division, Union County.

No. A-6662-97T1  Argued: January 3, 2000 --- Decided: February 3, 2000 --- Approved for Publication February 3, 2000.

Nicholas R. Buttafuoco, argued the cause for appellants (Buttafuoco, Karpf & Arce, attorneys; Mr. Butta-fuoco, on the brief).

Ian C. Doris, argued the cause for respondents (Harwood Lloyd, attorneys; Mr. Doris, of counsel; Eileen P. Kuzma, on the brief).

Leary, Bride, Tinker & Moran, attorneys for respondent David Chadwick; James D. Bride, on the brief.

Before Judges PETRELLA, BRAITHWAITE and COBURN. The opinion of the court was delivered by BRAITHWAITE, J.A.D.

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