The Paul Vallas Case Ctd.

The Supreme Court just released its decision in Lopez, et al. v. Bridgeport  Board of Education, et al.,, otherwise known as the Paul Vallas case, about which I have previously posted.   The Supreme Court held that absent fraud, a quo warranto action can not be used to mount a collateral attack on an administrative agency’s determination that a public officer is qualified to hold his position.  Accordingly, the Court reversed the judgment of the trial court (which had ruled that Mr. Vallas could not hold the office of superintendent) and remanded the case with instructions to dismiss the plaintiffs’ complaint.

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