Attorneys Lanzillo and Herzing Successfully Defend Erie School District in Appeal

Posted on July 01, 2015


Richard Lanzillo

Richard A. Lanzillo

Julia Herzing

Julia M. Herzing

Richard A. Lanzillo and Julia M. Herzing successfully defended the Erie School District in an appeal before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit, as reported in the Erie Times-News today (see the article here).

The appeal followed a U.S. district judge's decision granting the School District’s motion to dismiss a federal lawsuit filed by the Community Country Day School (CCDS).


The lawsuit sought to recover in excess of $700,000 from the School District based upon allegations that it had wrongfully denied tuition reimbursements to CCDS.

The federal court in Philadelphia upheld the decision, which "is a further affirmation of the school district's position that a private school such as CCDS has no legal entitlement to public subsidies for the tuition of students whose parents choose to enroll their children at that school," as stated by Attorney Lanzillo.

Mr. Lanzillo has extensive experience in appellate practice as well as complex commercial, employment, and civil rights litigation. He is listed in The Best Lawyers in America® for Commercial Litigation and is AV PreemAV Preeminent® Peer Review Ratednent® Peer Review Rated (Martindale-Hubbell). He also regularly serves as a mediator and neutral evaluator in the Alternative Dispute Resolution Program of the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania.

Ms. Herzing's practice focuses on a variety of labor & employment matters, including litigation. She works with both private and public employers, counseling and representing clients on compliance with workplace laws, hiring and firing issues, and collective bargaining.

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