A private Armenian school that has been fighting to operate for nearly two years is seeking up to $6 million in damages from the city that it claims it suffered as a result of being temporarily shut down.
Scholars Academic Foundation claims in its lawsuit filed in Los Angeles County Superior Court that the city violated its rights to due process and caused economic harm when officials closed the school by “yellow-tagging” the building in February 2010.
The school is seeking $2.75 million to $6 million in damages, according to court documents.
But City Atty. Mike Garcia argued in court documents that the school's claims lack merit, and even if they didn't, the most Scholars Academic Foundation could recover is three to five weeks' worth of rent.