Monthly Legal Update

September 2020 Legal Update

This month’s update identifies recent court decisions that illustrate the significance, in some cases, of the parties’ course of conduct as perceived by the court. This judicial balancing of reasonableness and good faith, referred to as the “equities,” is not limited to the remedies, such as tuition reimbursement. It also extends with less frequent prominence… Continue reading September 2020 Legal Update

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April 2020 Legal Update

This month’s update concerns two issues that were subject to recent, published federal appeals court decisions of general significance: (a) tuition reimbursement under the IDEA, and (b) over-identification of “504-only” students for unwarranted accommodations. Click here to download the update and read more.

Monthly Legal Update

September 2018 Legal Update

This monthly legal alert addresses the significant rulings of two recent federal appeals court decisions— Krawietz v. Galveston Independent School District (2018), which reinforced the ad hoc nature of school district's ongoing obligation of “child find” under the IDEA, and L.H. v. Hamilton County Department of Education (2018), which provided a new twist on both least… Continue reading September 2018 Legal Update

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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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February 2018 Legal Update

This legal alert focuses on two recent cases, one including the intersection of child find and RTI under the IDEA (M.G. v. Williamson County Schools (2018)), and the other concerning the IDEA remedies for stay-put violations (Doe v. East Lyme Board of Education (2015, 2017)). Click here to download the update and read more.