On January 11, 2017, the Supreme Court took up its second case this term dealing with the educational rights of students with disabilities, Endrew F. v. Douglas County School District. The case involves an autistic student, whose parents were not satisfied with his individual educational plan (IEP).
Seyfarth Synopsis: Google Maps now provides information on accessibility, but the information may not be particularly reliable or useful to gauge accessibility.
On January 12, 2017, the US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit affirmed a district court’s grant of summary judgment in favor of a government contractor, where a relator had asserted that the contractor had violated material contractual requirements.
U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Civil Rights Issues Guidance to Districts Regarding Restraint and Seclusion of Students with Disabilities
In late December of 2016, the Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights (OCR) issued information to school districts regarding how the use of restraint and seclusion may result in discrimination
On December 28, 2016, the Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights (OCR), issued four guidance documents concerning students with disabilities.
A prime contractor is responsible for managing its subcontractors, but what exactly does that require?
The House of Representatives is not in session this week for legislative business. The Senate faces a shortened week, with the observance of the federal holiday marking the birthday of Martin Luther King, Jr. on Monday, January 16, and the inauguration of Donald Trump as President set for Friday, January 20.
The 2017 National Defense Authorization Act, Pub. L. No. 114-328 (Dec. 23, 2016), introduces major changes to the Defense Department healthcare program known as TRICARE.
Next week is an important plenary in Strasbourg, as Member of the European Parliaments (“MEPs”) will elect their future President, Vice-Presidents, and Quaestors.
Washington Supreme Court Holds Nonprofit Zoo Operator Not a Public Agency for Public Records Act Compliance
The City of Seattle owns, and for many years operated, the Woodland Park Zoo. Acting under statutory authorization, the City contracted with the Woodland Park Zoo Society, a privately formed not-for-profit corporation to manage and operate the Zoo.