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Recent Court Decisions Reaffirm Schools’ Obligation to Students Refusing Services

USA - February 8 2022 On January 19, 2022, in Thomas v. Empire Springs Charter School, No. 21-55284 (9th Cir. Jan. 19, 2022), the Ninth Circuit affirmed a lower court’s…

Sundee M. Johnson, Denise N. Lee, Adam J. Newman, Ashley N. Turner

AB 130's Impact on Students With Disabilities, Their Parents, and Special Education Professionals

USA - July 23 2021 On July 9, 2021, Governor Gavin Newsom signed the budget trailer bill, AB 130, into law. This legislation provides detail regarding uses of public…

Ernest L. Bell, Jennifer R. Fain, Karen E. Gilyard, Denise N. Lee, Adam J. Newman, Ashley N. Turner

Don’t take off that mask just yet! Interpreting Face Covering Guidance as of June 15, 2021

USA - June 14 2021 On June 9, 2021, the California Department of Public Health (“CDPH”) issued new Guidance for the Use of Face Coverings which will become effective…

Ernest L. Bell, Karen E. Gilyard, Denise N. Lee, Adam J. Newman, Ashley N. Turner

New Developments in Ongoing Website Accessibility Litigation

USA - April 22 2019 A federal district court in Massachusetts recently ruled against Harvard University in an ongoing lawsuit filed on behalf of disabled individuals…

Cathie L. Fields, Sharon J. Ormond

The “Discovery Rule” Applies to Time-Bar Parent Claims Under the IDEA

USA - May 18 2017 On March 30, 2017, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals issued a decision in Avila v. Spokane School District 81, 52 F.3d 936 (2017) and applied the…

Deborah U. Ettinger,, Michael E. Turner