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Student Doe v. the School District of Lower Merion Federal Civil Action Filed May 14, 2009

Student Doe v. the School District of Lower Merion Federal Civil Action Filed May 14, 2009

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Copy of lawsuit filed May 14, 2009, African-American students alleging racial bias and illegal busing in schoold redistricting within Lower Merion School District, Ardmore PA
Copy of lawsuit filed May 14, 2009, African-American students alleging racial bias and illegal busing in schoold redistricting within Lower Merion School District, Ardmore PA

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Date
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Indemnity Contract, Marine Contract, and
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Marine Personal Injury
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Social Security Review Cases (please specify)
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to
Local Civil Rule 53.2, Section 3( c (2), that to the best
of
my
knowledge and belief,
the
damages recoverable
in
this civil action caseexceed the sum
of
$150,000.00exclusive
of
interest and costs;
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Relief other
than
monetary damages
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DATE:
May
'4,
2009
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APPENDIXG 
UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT EASTERN DISTRICT OF PENNSYLVANIA 
Student
Doe 1
by
and
through
his
.
Parents/Guardians
Does
1
and
2,
et;
al.
V.Civil ActionNo:
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School
District
of
Lower
Merio~
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individuals.
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_________
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its stock:Date SignatureCounsel for:
Federal Rule
of
Civil Procedure
7.1
Disclosure Statement
(a) 
WHO
MUSTFILE;
CONTENTS.
A nongovernmental corporate party must filetwo copies
of
a disclosure statement that:(1) identifies any parent corporation and any publicly held corporationowning10% or more
of
its stock; or(2) states that there is no such corporation.(b)
TIME
To
FILE;
SUPPLEMENTAL
FILING.
A party must:(1) file the disclosure statement with its first appearance, pleading,petition, motion, response,
or
other request addressed to the court;and(2) promptly file a supplemental statement if any required informationchanges.

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