The mysterious and bizarre saga of suspended well-known teacher Rafe Esquith continues (see Rafe Esquith Suspended Because Of A Mark Twain Quote? If True, This Is Insane….).

Read about it in today’s Los Angeles Times article, Teacher files claim against L.A. Unified, blames controversy on joke.

Here’s an excerpt:

Mark Geragos, an attorney for Esquith, filed a claim Monday against L.A. Unified, a precursor to a lawsuit. The claim gave notice of class-action litigation involving scores of teachers in similar situations who say they have been denied due process rights.