Md. Law Kills Some School Board Immunity Rights: 4th Circ.

Law360, San Diego (January 11, 2012, 11:05 PM EST) -- The Fourth Circuit on Wednesday ruled a lower court had correctly based its decision in a school board employee's disability discrimination case on a Maryland law that waives school boards' right to assert immunity under the Eleventh Amendment when facing damages claims of $100,000 or less.

In a 2-1 ruling, the majority agreed with a Maryland district court’s finding that although the Prince George’s County Public Schools board enjoyed some measure of Eleventh Amendment immunity, the state law waived immunity for damages claims of up to...
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