Lawsuit filed against Montgomery County swim club despite new i...

Attorneys say they're seeking class-action status, but would also be willing to drop claim. Full Story
Godless

Lavallette, NJ

#1 Jul 14, 2009
Hahahaahhahahhahahaha good for them! I hope these shady lawyers and these kids get some money from the rich folks at the swim club! Hahhahahahaha
pathfinder

Hellertown, PA

#2 Jul 14, 2009
It is a private club. They have the right to select their members just as any other private "social" club does. We all know that these exist within the minority population, but never an anti-discrimination suit against them.
Alyson

Whitehall, PA

#3 Jul 14, 2009
pathfinder wrote:
It is a private club. They have the right to select their members just as any other private "social" club does. We all know that these exist within the minority population, but never an anti-discrimination suit against them.
I absolutely agree. But the club made a huge mistake in taking the check to begin with. They opened themselves up for a lawsuit, now they have to deal with it.
greg

Sellersville, PA

#4 Jul 14, 2009
I've been a lifeguard at a similar facility while a summer camp came for a couple hours. The minority portion of the summer camp was much greater than that of the membership of the club. The club members and guards who did not want the kids there were not racially motivated. When the camp came the place was swarmed by kids of various ages, with the camp supervision not always able to control the kids. Who can blame the kids tho--they're having a good time with their friends. Granted the camp that came to my pool was a lot larger, but the idea is the same.
STOP CRYING RACISM. All it does is enforce the notion of inequality. Want equality, ACT like you're not any different, don't just expect to be treated like it.
Barbara

Philadelphia, PA

#5 Jul 14, 2009
I can understand the kids and parents being upset at first for what I believe was just a reaction to hordes of children descending on the pool, but now they have overplayed the discrimination card in order to get a monetary reward.
Those children are not "scarred for life" unless their parents continue to blow this out of proportion.
The Scotsman

Allentown, PA

#6 Jul 14, 2009
Will the white campers be included in the lawsuit or will they be excluded?
Anonymous

Allentown, PA

#7 Jul 14, 2009
unspecified damages on behalf of several unnamed children and parents.
Specify the damages sought and name the complainants.
American

Philadelphia, PA

#8 Jul 14, 2009
Concrete it full and let them swelter in the heat. Open a new club down the road.
HEY

Leesport, PA

#9 Jul 14, 2009
Figures there'd be a lawsuit. Just a bunch of proch monkeys looking for another free hand out. I guess standing in the welfare line was too much work.
Catty

Allentown, PA

#10 Jul 15, 2009
Just another case of LAZY, PHILLY TRASH that doesn't want to work so they sue instead. FRIVILOUS!!
yea man

Northampton, PA

#11 Jul 15, 2009
Catty wrote:
Just another case of LAZY, PHILLY TRASH that doesn't want to work so they sue instead. FRIVILOUS!!
no sh&t. lazy free loaders looking for a handout. they make me sick. i say fence them in.
what

Northampton, PA

#12 Jul 15, 2009
send them back!!! to where they came from!
BadIdea

Quakertown, PA

#13 Jul 15, 2009
This Private Club should have avoided the deal to begin with.

This lawsuit will definitely cause this private club from offering deals in the future to these kids. At least it should if the Club directors learned anything.

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