Monday Morning Review: Local Governments in the Federal Appellate Courts

Here are last week’s published decisions involving local governments, a couple days late this week:Alexandria-court

Second Circuit

E.M. v. New York City Dept. of Ed., No. 11-1427 (July 11, 2014) (in IDEA case, concluding that district court improperly concluded that IEP was adequate by relying on retrospective evidence extrinsic to the IEP).

Fourth Circuit

Lefemine v. Wideman, No. 13-1629 (July 11, 2014) (reversing determination that successful plaintiff in 1983 First-Amendment case was not entitled to attorney’s fees).

Sixth Circuit

Bd. of Comm’rs of Montgomery County v. FHFA, No. 13-4429 (July 10, 2014) (in suit brought by counties against Freddie Mac, Fannie Mae, and FHFA seeking unpaid real property transfer taxes, ruling that the entities are exempt from state tax).

Seventh Circuit

League of Women Voters of Chicago v. City of Chicago, No. 13-2977 (July 9, 2014) (affirming that League failed to state a claim for which relief can be granted in challenge to new ward map under Equal Protection Clause).

King v. Kramer, No. 13-2379 (July 10, 2014) (remanding for new trial after dispute about correct standard for jury instructions in case alleging that County was deliberately indifferent to inmate under the Eighth and Fourteenth Amendments).

Ninth Circuit

Avila v. Los Angeles Police Dept., No. 12-55931 (July 10, 2014) (affirming that jury was correctly instructed before it entered verdict under Fair Labor Standards Act for police officer who had been terminated).

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