Friday, August 10, 2012

The Hershey School Get's It's Mind Right

The Milton Hershey School has changed its opinion about the safety of accepting HIV-positive students, thanks to a lawsuit and a bit of advice from the Civil Rights Division of the U.S. Department of Justice.

When you're a plaintiff's attorney it's always nice to have a sympathetic victim for whom to go to bat. It helps to be a good coach too.

My print column on the capitulation of the Milton Hershey School is up.

3 Comments:

Blogger Dannytheman said...

Show me the money!!!!

August 10, 2012 at 9:25 AM 
Blogger CharlieSix said...

I can only repeat the question I posed in my post to the prior Spencerblog post which preceded to today's print commentary: Does not the capituation of the Milton Hershey School for admitting the young man make moot any further legal action? But, further, was not the intent of the young man's attorney to have him realize his dream to be admitted? So if he is offered admission doesn't that end it? Whoops, my bad. The answer must be no. Because the young man, his mother, and their attorney now see big bucks on the horizon because of the pain and suffering which the young man has allegedly incurred as a result of the initial denial of admission. Whoops, my bad. Is it possible that the young man and his mother have been led toward the refusal of his admission by their esteemed attorney who wants only to pursue a damages claim? Did he ever really want to go to the Milton Hershey School? Or was this from the git-go a set up by the lawyer? We'll unfortunately never know.

August 10, 2012 at 9:55 PM 
Blogger MediaMike said...

Further legal action here is beyond worthless. I believe the school was wrong to deny admission based on HIV status, but it was their policy. They took some time to evaluate the policy. They changed the policy. I’m a liberal as the day is long, but the lawyer of this kid would not want me as the judge or on the jury in any possible attempt to gather monetary “damages” for something that was 100% fixed by admitting the kid to the school.

August 12, 2012 at 3:54 PM 

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