Dismissed baseball coach sues Scranton School District

By Jenie Mallari-Torres | Nov 26, 2018

SCRANTON — A Pennsylvania resident is suing Scranton School District and Alexis Kirijan, school operator, citing alleged violation of due process.

George M. Roskos filed a complaint on Nov. 13 in the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania against the defendants, alleging they breached their duty of good faith and fair dealings.

According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges on July 17  he sustained and will sustain economic losses, including lost income, and also suffered from humiliation, emotional distress and damage to his reputation, good name and integrity, as a result of the reckless and callous disregard of the defendants to plaintiff's right to due process by initially suspending plaintiff's employment as West varsity baseball coach with pay and then without pay, without notice or opportunity to be heard. 

The plaintiff holds Scranton School District and Alexis Kirijan responsible because the defendants allegedly suspended plaintiff capriciously and irrationally, and motivated by personal animosity and disdain towards plaintiff, failed to allow plaintiff adequate opportunity to explain his side of the story, and acted on the suspension of plaintiff without any written or oral notice of the charges against him.

The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks judgment against defendants for compensatory and punitive damages, interest, costs of suit, attorney fees, and further relief. He is represented by Frank Tunis Jr. of Tunis Law in Dickson City.

The U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania Case No. is 18-cv-02189.

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