Outcry after school reveals names of kids who didn't get in
Did elite school cross legal line?
- Duration 3:57
- Date Feb 11, 2013
Did elite school cross legal line?
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-- -- is back in session on the docket today a fundraising scandal at one of Manhattan's ultra exclusive private schools.
The Dalton School whose alumni include Anderson Cooper and Claire Danes among many many others reportedly sent out a list of kids rejected.
By the school -- are.
The email reportedly urged alumni and donors to -- the rejected families to give money to the school anyway.
And now some of those parents whose children -- rejection has now been touted.
Are reportedly weighing legal action against the -- group.
Joining me now to discuss at least we over the fact that legal -- and mark -- -- she was a former prosecutor now defense attorney.
Well -- don't think the south of the gulf of Abu if it's.
There and I that I is -- an -- -- how does that.
But Connecticut and the ball.
And apparently not a candidate does get into Dalton in fact many people get rejected and so it turns out the Dalton I don't know why it was a mistake but they did it -- out of the identity of some students.
Who were children of alumni we're trying to get and the students -- And they told these other people.
She tactic and he was at the end -- one pulled at what and which is what they do when they hear they're going to be rejected if they don't you know one anyway.
Is a lawsuit -- mark.
Next at -- I don't know I don't know if you're right I -- that that there is definitely not I've looked under all possible legal theories.
There's definitely not but I'm gonna guess my zealous advocate -- will come up with some ridiculous theory and I will tell you.
That if somehow she could possibly come up with something without smiling I will tell you what is the harm.
You mean little Billy didn't get into a school that terror of that.
You know it's not like they said little Billy didn't get into Dalton and his mother as herpes it's not like that.
Cannot outlets occupied lately about that mark down there -- -- Miami like.
Now you -- mothers in the New York area.
And it it takes a lot to get to -- and adult and by the way these has -- children and doing afternoon -- my year Harvard where she -- In any event the point is it's it's a big deal and it it is embarrassing when I guess in your child doesn't get it I mean I.
I I could never really -- and all that stuff but I understand a lot of parents in this area do.
And opinions there isn't legal action because confidentiality.
Right to privacy.
Adults don't adults and even admitted they came out simply violated our policy we're very very -- -- violated their policy.
They know they did wrong and under federal life with over the public school can actually act that would cover this.
Mean he's had a secret for kids and prepared.
Doesn't really apply to private schools I get that but you can mix that argument is why you need to go to private to public school -- -- guided.
They had to take -- apparent pay taxes but but there's no expecting me.
But mark let me challenge you -- your assertion that there could be no feasible cause of action there is a cousin actually here in New York State for.
Commercial use of one's likeness without consent and so in used -- names.
For fundraising purposes.
Without the consent of the students might Dalton have crossed a legal line.
Such a stretch but here's what would have to happen.
The families who somehow -- so offended that now the world knows that the Johnson's gave a million dollars to build a library all of the horror of knowing that.
Would somehow then have to come forth -- a public lawsuit.
So everyone would know all the information that was only known to a handful of people to begin with but to claim that their privacy was it violated that doesn't make comments I have never even make it right just because his parents are embarrassed and it is still want -- cities so -- They're afraid that they're gonna go get the school a school will definitely check it doesn't make it right at school dad this is about -- show -- apparently aren't officially not get -- -- and again that's but he's got me here.
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