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GNETS placement did not violate IDEA’s “least restrictive environment” mandate

Topic: Special Education, Decided by Judge Schroer 
Docket Number: 0000000 , Decision Date: 2022-01-18 
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In denying a  request for relief under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (“IDEA”).  Judge Schroer concluded the student’s GNETS placement did not violate the “least restrictive environment” mandate, as the evidence showed the student required a therapeutic environment to learn self-regulation and social skills.

Refund attributable to child tax credit cannot be shielded from paying off child support arrears

Topic: Child Support, Decided by Judge Schroer 
Docket Number: 0000000 , Decision Date: 2021-09-09 
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This case involved Child Support Services’ interception of a father’s 2020 federal income tax refund to offset his child support arrears. Judge Schroer affirmed the agency’s action, having rejected the father’s argument that the portion of the refund attributable to an additional child tax credit [..] Read More..

Intercept of Tax Refund Affirmed

Topic: Child Support, Decided by Judge Schroer 
Docket Number: 2117618 , Decision Date: 2021-04-30 
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Petitioner argued that the portion of his refund in the form of a partial credit attributable to a dependent daughter living with him should be exempt from intercept. The agency’s action was affirmed.

Private Home Care Provider Licensing

Topic: Health Law, Decided by Judge Schroer 
Docket Number: 2012779 , Decision Date: 2020-02-12 
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After a DCH inspector twice failed to gain entry to the office of the private home care provider for unannounced inspections, DCH revoked the Petitioner’s license.  The decision to revoke the license was reversed and remanded; instead, the appropriate sanction was suspension of the license [..] Read More..

Special Education Eligibility

Topic: Special Education, Decided by Judge Schroer 
Docket Number: 2010941 , Decision Date: 2020-01-14 
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The student should have been found eligible for special education in the categories of Emotional Behavior Disorder and Other Health Impairment.

Appellate review

In this matter regarding a National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System permit, the Court of Appeals vacated the order of the superior court to the extent that it affirmed the issuance of the permit, and it remanded with direction that the superior court in turn remand [..] Read More..

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