In 2014, Brett Gorman overturned a decision from the Office of Administrative Law regarding educational services to a disabled student. Due to severe behavioral concerns, the District sought to place a disabled student at a therapeutic out of district placement, which was contested by the parents. Relying upon procedural considerations, the Administrative Law Judge found that the District’s proposed Individualized Education Plan did not provide a Free and Appropriate Public Education. On appeal, however, Brett successfully argued before the District Court of New Jersey that the District’s proposed Individualized Education Plan seeking an out of district placement provided the student with a Free and Appropriate Public Education and, thus, the decision from the Office of Administrative Law was overturned.
Argued a Motion That Reversed OAL Finding on IDEA