Brian Doe v. Pleasant Valley School Dist., No. 18-1103 (8th Cir. 2018)

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Court Description: Per Curiam - Before Benton, Bowman and Erickson, Circuit Judges] Civil case - Education law. The district court did not err in granting the school district's motion for summary judgment as plaintiffs could not establish that the defendants acted in bad faith or with gross misjudgment when they offered student Doe an individualized education plan, and such showings must be made under either the ADA or Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act.
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United States Court of Appeals For the Eighth Circuit ___________________________ No. 18-1103 ___________________________ Brian Doe; Jane Doe; Robert Doe lllllllllllllllllllllPlaintiffs - Appellants v. Pleasant Valley School District; Mississippi Bend Area Education Agency lllllllllllllllllllllDefendants - Appellees ____________ Appeal from United States District Court for the Southern District of Iowa - Davenport ____________ Submitted: November 20, 2018 Filed: December 18, 2018 [Unpublished] ____________ Before BENTON, BOWMAN, and ERICKSON, Circuit Judges. ____________ PER CURIAM. In this action alleging violations of Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and Title II of the American with Disabilities Act (ADA), Brian Doe, Jane Doe, and Robert Doe appeal from the order of the District Court1 granting summary judgment to the defendants. After de novo review, we conclude that the District Court properly granted summary judgment because the Does could not establish that the defendants acted in bad faith or with gross misjudgment when they offered student Brian Doe an individualized education plan. See B.M. ex rel. Miller v. S. Callaway R-II Sch. Dist., 732 F.3d 882, 886, 887 (8th Cir. 2013) (describing the standard of review and explaining that “where alleged ADA and § 504 violations are based on educational services for disabled children, the plaintiff must prove that school officials acted in bad faith or with gross misjudgment”) (cleaned up). We affirm. ______________________________ 1 The Honorable Stephanie M. Rose, United States District Judge for the Southern District of Iowa. -2-