Legal Blog | KingSpry

Third Circuit finds Endrew F. Does Not Change FAPE Standard, Offers Other Instructive Guidance to School Entities

October 18th, 2018

In new case, the Third Circuit explains that the standard articulated by the Supreme Court in Endrew F. for what is required for a FAPE mirrors the Third Circuit’s prior findings.

Courts Move Toward Reduction Or Rejection In Attorney Fee Cases

October 18th, 2018

The Third Circuit recently held in a series of cases that an attorney fee request by a prevailing party can be so out of proportion to the claims pursued to merit a reduction or in some instances, so outrageous that a reviewing court is entitled to reject the entire request and award nothing at all.

Intestacy Laws in Pennsylvania: When a Child is Not Considered a Child

October 18th, 2018

Couples, for a variety of reasons, may decide to have their sperm or eggs frozen so that children can be conceived in the future. Many couples are unaware of how the date of conception or birth of a child can have substantial financial consequences.

Would You Want To Know? The Truth About Choosing a Known Donor

October 18th, 2018

What is a known donor? Why should you choose to use a known donor?

Rare Federal Court Review of A Manifestation Determination Reminds School Teams to Make an Individualized Determination

October 8th, 2018

In a rare review of a manifestation determination under the IDEA, a federal court reminded school entities and parents of the need to look to the specific student’s disability and how it presents, rather than a generalized notion of the disability in question.

Don’t Turn Buddy the Dog Away – Recent Third Circuit Case Reminds Schools of Obligations to Accommodate Service Animals

September 25th, 2018

In the case of Buddy the Dog, the Third Circuit Court of Appeals reminded school entities of their obligations to accommodate service animals and that there is a very limited number of reasons why a school can say no to such requests.

What Happens to My Stored Genetic Material After I Die?

September 19th, 2018

This common and seemingly simple question can have a very broad-ranging set of answers. While every person’s circumstances will produce individual results, there are a few general considerations to keep in mind when storing genetic material.

Supreme Court Clarifies Meaning of “Operation” Regarding Immunity for Operation of Municipal Vehicles

August 31st, 2018

Recent decision will have an impact for education involving cases where an injury is alleged to have occurred as a result of, or on, school-owned and operation vehicles such as buses or vans.

New Jersey Employment Case May Provide False Sense of Security Dealing with Pennsylvania Employees who Use Medical Marijuana

August 20th, 2018

Pennsylvania employers should be careful to avoid falling into a trap that would be created by an overly broad reading of the case of Cotto v. Ardagh Glass Packing.

Financing the Road to Parenthood

August 15th, 2018

Since most health insurance plans do not cover assisted reproduction, and most states also do not mandate insurance plans that cover fertility, most family formation options require financing for individuals to start families by assisted reproductive technology.