Monthly Legal Update

December 2019 Legal Update

This month’s update concerns issues that were subject to recent, unpublished federal court decisions of general significance: (a) the continuing issue of the need prong for eligibility under the IDEA, and (b) the occasional issue of “reverse attorneys’ fees,” i.e., where the district rather than the parent is the party seeking payment. Click here to… Continue reading December 2019 Legal Update

Monthly Legal Update

August 2019 Legal Update

This month’s update concerns issues that were subject to recent, published federal court decisions and are of general significance: (a) exclusionary discipline of students with disabilities on the basis of school safety, and (b) attorneys’ fees for prevailing parents. Click here to download the update and read more.

Monthly Legal Update

March 2018 Legal Update

This month's legal alert focuses on two recent cases with costly consequences, one arising from a student’s concussion (Lincoln-Sudbury Regional School District v. Mr. and Mrs. W. (2018)), and the other, the failure to have the IEP ready at the start of the school year (School District of Philadelphia v. Kirsch (2018)). Click here to… Continue reading March 2018 Legal Update

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December 2017 Legal Update

This latest monthly legal alert examines the immediate effects of the Supreme Court’s Endrew F. decision on current cases specific to the substantive appropriateness of IEPs. A more detailed analysis is forthcoming in the following article, which will be posted on perryzirkel.com after publication later this month: Perry A. Zirkel, “The Supreme Court’s Decision in […]

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November Legal Update

November's legal alert summarizes two recent federal appeals court decisions that respectively illustrate the scope of (a) the Section 504/ADA non-interference protection for special education personnel (Frakes v. Peoria School District No. 150 (2017)), and (b) the “prevailing party” status of parents for IDEA attorneys’ fees (Walter D. Palmer Leadership Learning Partners Charter School (2017)).… Continue reading November Legal Update