January 14, 2022

Three Attorney Moms Win First Legal Battle in Case Against Piedmont Unified School District to Stop Vaccine Mandate

By the Children’s Health Defense – California Chapter Team

On behalf of the California Chapter of Children’s Health Defense, three moms – all attorneys with Facts Law Truth Justice, LLP (FLTJ) – won their first legal battle against the Piedmont Unified School District to stop the district from following through with its September 22, 2021 decision to enforce an illegal mandatory COVID-19 vaccination policy for all students in the district 5 years or older.

Alameda County, CA, January 13, 2022

Alameda County Superior Court Judge Brad Seligman issued his ruling in favor of Petitioners Children’s Health Defense, California Chapter (CHD-CA) and Protection for the Educational Rights of Kids (PERK) in their lawsuit against Piedmont Unified School District (PUSD). The judge ordered an expedited hearing on the petition and stayed (made a ruling to stop or suspend temporarily or indefinitely) enforcement of the District’s unlawful and unconstitutional COVID-19 vaccine mandate until a further and final hearing on the merits.

On January 11, 2022, attorneys for CHD-CA from the law offices of Facts Law Truth Justice, LLP (FLTJ) argued their Ex-Parte Application for Alternative Writ of Mandate on behalf of CHD-CA, PERK, and two DOE Petitioners whose children attend school within the District. These attorneys challenged PUSD’s September 22, 2021 adoption of an illegal Covid-19 vaccine mandate for students aged 5 and older. The mandate requires every “eligible” student in the District to get the controversial and not FDA approved injections or be forced into remote learning. The stayed mandate was aimed at all K-12 students in the District ages 5-18, making it the most restrictive in the entire country. PUSD is also the only school district in the state of California currently mandating experimental vaccines on students under 12 years old. Obtaining a stay for the parents of elementary school students who were concerned about the rushed mandate was one of the primary reasons this District was sued.

“This is huge win because the District will not be able to enforce the requirement, or remove unvaccinated children involuntarily to an independent study alternative, unless and until it can prove that it has the legal authority to require it,” said Jessica Barsotti, the attorney arguing in front of Judge Seligman on Tuesday.

This ruling affects nearly 100 kids ages 11 and under who have withheld getting the vaccinations but were about to comply with the mandate because it was to go into force on Tuesday January 18, 2022. Now they are no longer in the position of being pressured to take an unwanted, dangerous and controversial vaccine.

The court’s ruling granting the Petitioners’ request for an expedited hearing requires PUSD to file any opposition by February 10, 2022. The final hearing is scheduled for March 1, 2022.

Contact our Legal Director Rita Barnett-Rose at [email protected] for any further questions about this lawsuit or for interviews with the attorneys or petitioners.

About Children’s Health Defense-CA (CHD-CA):

CHD-CA is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization representing the interests of children and their families throughout California. Its mission is to protect children from toxic environmental exposures, including unsafe vaccines. Contact [email protected] for further information.

About Protection of the Educational Rights of Kids (PERK):

PERK is a non-profit advocacy organization that advocates for the educational rights of children, which may also include parental rights, civil rights issues, bodily autonomy, medical freedom, and more. Visit

About Facts Law Truth Justice Law Firm:

Located in Newport Beach, CA, Facts Law Truth Justice, LLP ( is passionate about four things – the Facts, the Law, Truth, and Justice – and to using them to defend and preserve civil liberties and basic, human rights for all. Contact [email protected] for further information about this firm.