Christina A. Ex Rel. Jennifer A. v. Bloomberg.

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U.S. Appeals Court

PLRA -- Prison Litigation Reform Act

Christina A. Ex Rel. Jennifer A. v. Bloomberg, 315 F.3d 990 (8th Cir. 2003). A class of juvenile inmates sued the secretary of a state corrections department and the superintendent of a state training school, alleging First and Fourteenth Amendment violations and violation of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). The parties settled the action and the inmates moved for the award of attorney's fees and expenses. The district court granted fees and expenses and the defendants' appealed. The appeals court reversed, finding that the...

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