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Parents of autistic student sue Pine-Richland School District


By Philip Gonzales | Jun 18, 2018

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PITTSBURGH — Parents is suing Pine-Richland School District, a municipal corporation, citing alleged violation of student's rights.

J.L., a minor by and through parents Mr. A.L. and Mrs. C.L. in their own right, filed a complaint on May 18 in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania against Pine-Richland School District alleging that the municipal corporation violated the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act.

According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that, in April 16, 2015, J.L. was a student with Autism Spectrum Disorder. As a result of defendant's conduct, the plaintiff incurred reasonable attorneys fees and costs in the amount of $127,224.77. The plaintiff holds Pine-Richland School District responsible because the defendant allegedly deprived J.L. of a free, appropriate public education from April 2013 through the end of the 2014-2015 school year.

The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks to recover $127,224.77 in attorneys fees and costs and such other just and proper relief. They are represented by Jeffrey J. Ruder of Ruder Law LLC in Pittsburgh.

U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania Case number 2:18-cv-00663-CRE

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