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Sunday, October 31, 2010

3rd Circuit rules that IDEA statute of limitations applies to claims that accrued prior to enactment

STEVEN I. v. CENTRAL BUCKS SCHOOL DISTRICT, (3rd Cir. 2010):

The 3rd Circuit Court of Appeals held that the 2 year IDEA statute of limitations applies to compensatory education claims that are brought after the statute's effective date but that arise from conduct that occurred before the statute's passage. The Court reasoned that the time period between IDEA 2004's enactment and the effective date of its statute of limitations (7 months) gave the parent ample time to become aware of the change in the law and a reasonable opportunity to file a claim based on conduct dating back much further than permitted under the 2 year statute of limitations.

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