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Families File Lawsuit Against Calvary Church

CHARLOTTE, NC – One of Charlotte’s largest churches is facing a lawsuit. Two families are suing Calvary Church because they say their children were kicked out of the pre-school program because of medical conditions. “How do you tell your 3-year-old that after you’ve been in the hospital, you’ve been to all these doctor appointments, that you can’t go to school anymore?” said Lucy Dunning. “It’s not right. It’s not the right thing to do. You are a church,” said Luis Borjas. The Borjas family and Dunning family say Calvary Church Child Development Center Director Pat Collins expelled their children because of their medical needs in the 2014-15 school year.

Josh Van Kampen mentioned by WBTV.com | Parents Sue Charlotte’s Calvary Church

By WBTV.com
The Calvary Church Child Development Center, located in Charlotte NC, expelled children because of their medical needs in the 2014-15 school year. The families hired attorney Josh Van Kampen and filed a complaint, demanding for the pre-school to provide a nurse and monetary compensation and to adopt the same legal obligations to accommodate, and not discriminate, against disabled children under the Americans with Disabilities Act.

Two Families Sue Calvary Church, Saying Children Were Wrongly Expelled From Center

Two Mecklenburg County couples have sued Calvary Church, saying its child development center expelled their preschool-aged children after they developed medical conditions.
The lawsuit, filed Tuesday in Mecklenburg County Superior Court, claims the center’s director expelled the students after one was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes and the other with abdominal migraines.
Calvary is a nondenominational evangelical church on N.C. 51 in south Charlotte. About 850 children attend preschool or day care at its child development center, according to the church’s website.

Josh Van Kampen Quoted on Changes to the Rules of Discovery in NC Lawyers Weekly

Discovery, the all-important quest for information on which litigation depends, used to involve digging through warehouses full of paper documents, piled sky-high in cardboard boxes. Today, of course, electronic storage keeps an exponentially larger number of documents much closer to hand.
As the nature of discovery itself has changed, the law that governs it is changing, too. On Dec. 1, several major changes to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure took effect, ones that will potentially have significant reverberations for litigators.