Big Day in the DC District Court IV
Case number 4 (of 5) is Watkins v. Vance. Yet another decision relating to attorneys' fees. The Court held that because the fee action was brought under section 1983, rather than under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, the restrictions on attorneys' fees under IDEA do not apply. The Court, however, held that the fee cap discussed in prior posts precluded recovery of fees above the cap for the years when the cap was in place. The decision can be found here.