UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT OF COLORADO CASES

23.  Zachary G. v. Sch. Dist. No. 1 for the City & Cnty. of Denver, 2016 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 138323 (D. Colo. Oct. 5, 2016)

Judge:  Richard P. Matsch

Disposition:  Affirmed Agency Decision that student with Prader Willi Syndrome could be educated at East High School despite finding that the school could not provide student total food security.

—  Appeal to 10th Circuit Court of Appeals filed 11/04/2016.

22.  Dorsey v. Pueblo Sch. Dist. 60, 2015 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 144845 (D. Colo. Oct. 26, 2015)

Judge:  William J. Martinez

Disposition:  Motion to Dismiss all claims except 504/ADA in favor of School District

21.  Smith v. Cheyenne Mt. Sch. Dist., 2014 U.S. Dist. Ct. 147951 (D. Colo. Oct. 17, 2014)

Judge:  Philip A. Brimmer

Disposition:  Motion for Preliminary Injunction (Stay Put) in favor of Parents

20.  C.S. v. Platte Canyon Sch. Dist. No. 1, 2014 U.S.Dist. LEXIS 134415 (D.Colo. Sep. 23, 2014)

Judge:  Christine M. Arguello

Disposition:  Summary judgment in favor of School District

Note:  Court denied School District’s motion to dismiss for failure to exhaust administrative remedies and did not decide Plaintiff’s state law claims.

19.  Endrew F. v. Douglas County Sch. Dist. RE 1, 2014 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 128659 (D.Colo. Sep. 15, 2014)

Judge:  Lewis T. Babcock

Disposition:  Affirmed in favor of School District

Appeal from:  Douglas County Sch. Dist. RE 1, EA2012-06

Subsequent appeal:  Affirmed by 10th Circuit Court of Appeals – 798 F.3d 1329 (10th Cir. Colo. 2015);

Writ of Certiorari GRANTED 09/29/2016, U.S. Supreme Court Case No. 15-827

18.  Taylor F. v. Arapahoe County Sch. Dist. 5, 954 F.Supp. 2d 1197 (D.Colo. 2013)

Judge:  William J. Martinez

Disposition:  Mandatory preliminary injunction for “stay put” in favor of Parents

Subsequent appeal:  None

17.  Kimble v. Douglas County Sch. Dist. RE-1, 925 F.Supp. 2d 1176 (D.Colo. 2013)

Judge:  William J. Martinez

Disposition:  Summary judgment in favor of School District

Note: Court held that parental revocation of consent for special education under the IDEA does not eliminate the broader protection of Section 504 and the ADA.  However, the Court found that the parents rejected the School District’s proposed plan under Section 504.

Subsequent Appeal:  None

16.  Abegg v. Adams-Arapahoe Sch. Dist. 28J, 2013 U.S.Dist. LEXIS 40288 (D.Colo. Mar. 21, 2013)

Judge:  Robert E. Blackburn

Disposition:  Dismissal of complaint in favor of School District.

Note:  Court adopted recommendation of Magistrate Judge Michael J. Watanabe to grant School District’s motion to dismiss – decision at 2012 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 187055 (D.Colo. Oct. 9 2012)

Subsequent appeal:  None

15.   Luciano v. East Central BOCES, 885 F.Supp. 2d 1063 (D.Colo. 2012)

Judge:  R. Brooke Jackson

Disposition:  Summary judgment in favor of School District.

Note:  IDEA claims settled before due process hearing.

Subsequent Appeal:  None.

14.   Jefferson County Sch. Dist. R-1 v. Elizabeth E., 862 F.Supp. 2d (D.Colo. 2012)(Attorneys Fees Issue)

Judge:  Magistrate Kathleen M. Tafoya

Disposition: Parents, as prevailing parties at the due process hearing level, entitled to attorney fees and costs pending appeal and regardless of potential for reversal.

13.   A.B. v. Adams-Arapahoe 28J Sch. Dist., 831 F.Supp. 2d 1226 (D.Colo. 2011)

Judge:  William J. Martinez

Disposition:  Summary judgment in favor of Parent in part, in favor of School District in part.

Note:  IDEA claims settled before due process hearing.

Subsequent Appeal:  None.

12.   Jefferson County Sch. Dist. R-1 v. Elizabeth E., 798 F.Supp. 2d 1177 (D.Colo. 2011)

Judge:  William J. Martinez

Disposition:  Affirmed in favor of Parents.

Appeal from:  Jefferson County Sch. Dist. R-1, EA2009-03

Subsequent Appeal:  Affirmed in favor of Parents – 702 F.3d 1227 (10th Cir. Colo. 2012) (No. 33 above)

11.   Ebonie S. v. Pueblo Sch. Dist. 60, 819 F.Supp. 2d 1179 (D.Colo. 2011)

Judge:  William J. Martinez

Disposition:  Summary judgment in favor of School District on all claims except for Sect. 504 and ADA.

Note:  State Level Review decision not found.

Subsequent Appeal:  Affirmed by 695 F.3d 1051 (10th Cir. Colo. 2012) (see #32 above).

10.  Tyler V. v. St. Vrain Valley Sch. Dist. No. Re-1J, 2011 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 34449 (D. Colo. Mar. 21, 2011)

Judge: Philip A. Brimmer

Disposition:  Affirmed in favor of School District

On appeal from:   St. Vrain Valley RE 1J Sch. Dist., Case No. ED2006-0016

Note:  This decision dismissed Parents’ appeal in its entirety.  The decision below is from the same appeal, but involved issues concerning the exhaustion of administrative remedies.

Subsequent Appeal:  None.

9.  Tyler V. v. St. Vrain Valley Sch. Dist. No. Re-1J, 2010 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 30488 (D. Colo. Mar. 29, 2010)

Judge: Philip A. Brimmer

Disposition:  Affirmed in favor of School District

On appeal from:   St. Vrain Valley RE 1J Sch. Dist., Case No. ED2006-0016

Subsequent Appeal:  None.

8.  Sytsema v. Acad. Sch. Dist. No. 20, 2009 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 105978 (D. Colo. Oct. 30, 2009)

Judge:  Richard P. Matsch

Disposition:  In favor of Parents on remand

On remand from:  538 F.3d 1306 (10th Cir. 2008)

7.  Chase v. Mesa County Valley Sch. Dist. No. 51, 2009 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 84671 (D. Colo. Sept. 17, 2009)

Judge:  Robert E. Blackburn

Disposition:  Affirmed in favor of School District

On appeal from:  Mesa County Valley 51 Sch. Dist., Case No. ED2006-0006

Subsequent Appeal:  None.

6.  Thompson R2-J Sch. Dist. v. Luke P., 2007 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 47043 (D. Colo. June 27, 2007)

Judge:  Walker D. Miller

Disposition:  Affirmed in favor of Parents

On appeal from:  Thompson R2-J Sch. Dist., Case No. ED2005-0013

Subsequent Appeal:  Reversed by 540 F.3d 1143 (10th Cir. Colo. 2008) (see # 28 above).

5.  Sytsema v. Acad. Sch. Dist. No. 20, 2006 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 98192 (D. Colo. June 7, 2006)

Judge:  Richard P. Matsch

Disposition:  Affirmed in part and reversed in part

On appeal from:  State Level Review decision not found

Subsequent Appeal:  Affirmed in part and reversed in part 538 F.3d 1306 (10th Cir. 2008) (see # 27 above).

4.  McQueen v. Colo. Springs Sch. Dist. No. 11, 419 F. Supp. 2d 1303 (D. Colo. 2006)

Judge:  Lewis T. Babcock

Disposition:  Affirmed in favor of School District

On appeal from:  Colorado Springs 11 Sch. Dist., Case No. ED2003-024

Subsequent Appeal:  Reversed by 488 F.3d 868 (10th Cir. Colo. 2007) (see # 23 above)

3.  O’Hayre v. Board of Educ., 109 F. Supp. 2d 1284 (D. Colo. 2000)

Judge:  Lewis T. Babcock

Disposition:  Affirmed in favor of School District

On appeal from:  Jefferson County R-1 Sch. Dist., Case No. ED99-04

Subsequent Appeal:  None.

2.  Padilla v. School Dist. No. 1, 35 F. Supp. 2d 1260 (D. Colo. 1999)

Judge:  Clarence A. Brimmer

Disposition:  In favor of Parents

Subsequent Appeal:  Reversed by 233 F.3d 1268 (10th Cir. Colo. 2000) (see #13 above).

1.  Urban by Urban v. Jefferson County Sch. Dist. R-1, 870 F. Supp. 1558 (D. Colo. 1994)

Judge:  Daniel B. Sparr

Disposition:  Affirmed in favor of School District

Subsequent Appeal:  Affirmed by 89 F.3d 720 (10th Cir. Colo. 1996) (see #7 above)