On August 31, 2017, Sommers Schwartz attorneys Daniel Swanson and Tad Roumayah filed suit on behalf of 21 teachers, employed by the defendant, who were assigned to work at the Taylor International Academy charter school during the 2016-2017 school year. Pursuant to their written contracts, the plaintiffs were 10-month employees, and the defendant was obligated to pay their respective annual salaries over a 12-month period from August 2016 to August 2017, paid in bi-weekly frequencies over 26 pays. Taylor abruptly closed the school on June 1, 2017, twenty days earlier than its June 21 end date, and students and teachers were locked out of the building. A week later, the defendant informed the plaintiffs that their employment was terminated as of May 31, 2017 and that they would only be paid through that date. The breach of employment contract lawsuit alleges that the plaintiffs were entitled to five more salary payments, which the defendant failed and refused to make. The matter is pending in the 52-3 Judicial District Court.