This month’s update identifies two recent court decisions addressing a range of IDEA issues, including child find and both the procedural and substantive dimensions of FAPE. Download the update and read more.
March 2022 Legal Update
This month’s update identifies court decisions that address current issues for students with disabilities, including not only eligibility, but also free appropriate public education (FAPE) under Endrew F. in the context of the high-stakes remedy of tuition reimbursement. Download the update and read more.
October 2021 Legal Update
This month’s update identifies recent, appeals court decisions illustrating the remedial consequences of child find violations under the IDEA and the liability consequences of bullying claims under Section 504. Download the update and read more.
March 2020 Legal Update
This month’s update concerns issues that were subject to recent, unpublished federal court decisions of general significance: (a) potential liability for bullying behavior by school personnel, and (b) sanctions for the bad-faith litigation conduct of the parties and/or their advocates. Click here to download the update and read more.
July 2017 Legal Update
This monthly legal alert reports two very recent cases that illustrate the continuing litigation concerning two major issues for students with disabilities--peer harassment, including bullying, and special education eligibility, including the "need prong." Both are from the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals: (1) Doe v. Columbia-Brazoria Independent School District (2017) for peer harassment under Section 504… Continue reading July 2017 Legal Update
April 2017 Legal Update
As the latest additions to your legal currency, this month's alert identifies the effects of previous recent legal developments that focus on bullying and methodology under the IDEA. Click to download the April update.