The Missouri Supreme Court has upheld the constitutionality of a state law requiring unaccredited school districts to pay for students to attend other nearby schools.
Tuesday's decision involves a specific family who contends the St. Louis Public School District should have footed the bill for their two children to attend Clayton schools. But the ruling could have implications for residents in other unaccredited districts.
The plaintiff, identified in court documents as John Doe 1631, had sued Quest Diagnostics and their Central West End clinical lab after the results of a 2006 blood test were faxed to the Wayman AME Church where the man worked at that time.
Quest had argued that the man had given permission to fax the results because the church's fax number appeared at the top of the doctor's order form. The fax apparently sat in plain view in the church office for several days because the plaintiff was on vacation when it arrived.
He's seeking unspecified punitive damages and compensation for emotional distress.