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LEGAL ALERT

September 11, 2019
Could an Educational Agency Be Held Liable for a Student’s Suicide by Failing to Provide Necessary Accommodations and Supports?  One Court Suggests It’s Possible.   

                                                                       
                                                                      

On July 29, 2019, the U.S. District Court, Northern District of California, denied a school district’s motion to dismiss a parent’s claim of negligence involving allegations that failure to implement Section 504 accommodations prompted the student to take his own life.


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