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Suit over Galveston school concludes

By John Suayan, Galveston Bureau | Jul 1, 2016

An earlier version of this article stated the school closed. The defendant in the suit contacted the Record and said the school never closed. 

GALVESTON - A legal dispute over a Galveston school has ended with the parties involve choosing not to proceed further with the lawsuit.

Galveston County 405th District Court Judge Wayne Mallia issued an order Nov. 17 in favor of a joint motion to dismiss submitted by plaintiffs Leticia Craw and Arlene and Nini Ramirez and defendant Linda J. Dailey, disposing the three-month-old case.

The plaintiffs sued Dailey in August, stating she was to blame for the closure of Health Initiatives Learning Center LLC.

The original petition claims trust issues and difficulty working with the respondent led to the school's shutdown.

Dailey says the school is still open and has had 800 graduates since. 

The suit alleged Dailey never put any money into the operation of the business and spent "less and less time" working for the school, eventually starting her own business even though she continued to receive a salary based on an eight-hour workday.

According to the plaintiffs, their relationship with Dailey increasingly deteriorated to the point she completely left the venture in May 2010 and reportedly took over the institution's operations by herself.

The defendant entered a counterclaim into the suit last Sept. 2 on the grounds the three women "willfully refused to attend three consecutive meetings" called by her in accordance with the organization's by-laws.

In addition, she faulted them for negligently running the school since they "refused to fulfill their obligations of their positions within the organization, and also refused to financially undergird the business operations until the business was viable and independent."

The parties' joint motion was filed a day before the order.

Case No. 11-cv-1251

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