Michael Bloomberg Faces Bogus $100 Million Lawsuit for Appointing Cathie Black

A new class-action lawsuit representing New York City parents was filed today in civil court against Mayor Michael Bloomberg for his highly controversial -- and ultimately unsuccessful -- appointment of magazine executive Cathie Black to the role of NYC schools chancellor. The suit demands $100 million from Bloomberg personally -- "or approximately $1 million for each day of Ms. Black's nearly 100-day tenure" -- to be set aside in a fund for training teachers, plus "a public apology." This thing will be thrown out faster than Ms. Black, but it makes for a pretty fun, admirably indignant press release. [via NYO]

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