Zazzali Firm Wins Tenure Case Challenging School District’s Attempt to Terminate the Tenured Employm

Firm Partner Richard A. Friedman, Esq., with very substantial assistance from Associate Marissa A. McAleer, Esq., Associate Kaitlyn E. Dunphy, Esq., and Partner Flavio L. Komuves, Esq., successfully challenged the termination of tenured teacher Felicia Pugliese by the Newark School District in Pugliese v. State-Operated School District of the City of Newark (App. Div. Aug. 28, 2018). The case has a long and complicated procedural history, spanning several years and several forums. Suffice it to say that the tenure charges brought against Ms. Pugliese were based upon her alleged inefficiency for the 2010-2011 and 2011-2012 school years. During those years, Ms. Pugliese was assigned to teach d

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