The Texas Taxpayer & Student Fairness Coalition, et al. v. Texas State Board of Education, et al.

VERDICT

Trial
10/22/12 – 02/04/13

Summary

This litigation was conducted in two phases (proceedings)

In this proceeding, plaintiff ‘The Texas Taxpayer & Student Fairness Coalition’ and other plaintiffs alleged Texas Education Board and other defendants were not providing adequate money or equitable funding to meet the academic standards of the state of Texas and this was resulting in most of the students studying in public schools in the state of Texas in not getting equal opportunities to graduate from high school, with education and skills that are necessary for joining colleges or Jobs.

The Plaintiff and other joining plaintiffs were represented by attorneys Richard Gray, David Hinojosa, J. David Thompson, Mark Trachtenberg, Leonard Schwartz, Craig Diamond, John Turner, Philip Fraissinet, Marisa Bono, Holly McIntush and Micah Skidmore. The Defendant, Texas State Board of Education and other defendants were represented by attorneys Shelley Dahlberg, Nicole Bunker Henderson, Amanda Cochran-McCall, Darren Gibson, Linda Halpern, David Mattax, Amy Penn and Eric Vinson.


CVN also covered the first phase in this litigation.

http://cvn.com/proceedings/the-texas-taxpayer-student-fairness-coalition-et-al-v-texas-state-board-of-education-et-al-trial-2012-10-22

Outcome

The court found the the school finance system was not adequately funded and inefficient. Also, that the system had created an ad valorem tax, which was a violation of the Texas Constitution.

Case Information
Attorneys
Witnesses

Sessions

OCT
24
OCT
25
OCT
30
OCT
31
NOV
1
NOV
5
NOV
6
NOV
13
NOV
15
PM Session
Plaintiff Witness(es)
3 Chapters
NOV
19
NOV
20
NOV
26
NOV
27
NOV
29
DEC
3
DEC
10
DEC
11
DEC
13
PM Session
Defense Witness(es)
25 Chapters
JAN
7
AM Session
Defense Witness(es)
25 Chapters
JAN
8
JAN
9
AM Session
Plaintiff Witness(es)
2 Chapters