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http://nycourts.law.com/CourtDocumentViewer.asp?view=Document&docID=47182 Judge Brieant DEFENDANTS MOVED to dismiss Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act (USERRA) and N.Y. Military Law �242(4) claims against them, as well as plaintiff’s 42 USC �1983 First Amendment claim against defendant school district. Plaintiff, a school principal who served as a major in the U.S. Army Reserves, argued defendants fired her on account of her military service and retaliated against her for resisting a defendant’s attempt to influence class placement. The court dismissed the USERRA and military law claims against individual defendants, noting that the board of education, an entity, fired plaintiff. The court, however, found that individual defendants acting under color of state law violated plaintiff’s federal rights as a military reservist, finding this actionable under �1983, as is retaliation for speaking out against favoritism in class assignment, which is First Amendment protected speech.

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