Academic journal article Journal of Law and Education

Recent Decisions- SUPREME COURT DECISIONS

Academic journal article Journal of Law and Education

Recent Decisions- SUPREME COURT DECISIONS

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Judgment Vacated

DOCKET NO: 15-486

NAME: Ivy v. Morath

DATE: 10/31/2016

CITATION: - U.S. -, 137 S. Ct. 414

"Judgment vacated, and case remanded to the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit with instructions to dismiss as moot. See United States v. Munsingwear, Inc., 340 U.S. 36, 71 S. Ct. 104, 95 L. Ed. 36(1950)."

Arguments Heard

DOCKET NO: 15-497

NAME: Fry v. Napoleon Cmty. Sch.

DATE: 10/31/2016

CITATION: 85 U.S.L.W. 3197

Review Denied

Decisions without published opinion in lower court

DOCKET NO: 16-246

NAME: W.R. v. Ohio Dep't of Health

DATE CERT. DENIED: 10/31/2016

CITATION: - U.S. -, 137 S. Ct. 377

Decisions with published opinion in lower court

DOCKET NO: 15-1438

NAME: Tina M. v. Saint Tammany Par. Sch. Bd.

DATE CERT. DENIED: 10/31/2016

CITATION: - U.S. -, 137 S. Ct. 371

Parents sued, on behalf of minor child, for attorney's fees under Individuals with Disabilities Act after obtaining "stay-put" order from Administrative Law Judge. After an out of school incident involving S.M., St. Tammany Parish School board altered S.M.'s Individualized Education Plan. The altered plan called for S.M. to be removed from school and receive at-home tutoring. Tina M. & Shannon M., S.M.'s parents, refused to consent to the change and requested a due process hearing. One day before the hearing, S.M.'s parents filed a motion requesting a "stay-put" order pending the resolution of the case. The Administrative Law Judge granted the "stay-put" order. After the order was granted, the parties entered into mediation and reached a settlement. Once the settlement was reached, S.M.'s parents moved to terminate the administrative hearing. The Administrative Law Judge granted the request to terminate the claim and never issued a decision on the merits of the due process claim. S.M.'s parents then filed suit in district court for attorney's fees. The district court ruled for S.M.'s parents and granted attorney's fees in the amount recommended by a magistrate judge. The school board appealed. Held: For the school board. The court of appeals determined that the "stay-put" order was not a judgment on the merits, and as such, S. …

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