B.V. v. Education Department

Filing 920080211

Opinion

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FOR PUBLICATION UNITED STATES COURT OF APPEALS FOR THE NINTH CIRCUIT B.V., Individually and as Guardian Ad Litem of J-C.V., an incompetent minor, Plaintiff-Appellant, v. EDUCATION DEPARTMENT OF THE STATE OF HAWAII, Defendant-Appellee. No. 06-15157 D.C. No. CV 05-0116 JMS ORDER Appeal from the United States District Court for the District of Hawaii J. Michael Seabright, District Judge, Presiding Argued and Submitted November 5, 2007--Honolulu, Hawaii Filed February 12, 2008 Before: Diarmuid F. O'Scannlain, A. Wallace Tashima, and Milan D. Smith, Jr., Circuit Judges. COUNSEL Carl M. Varady, Honolulu, Hawaii, for the plaintiff-appellant. Aaron H. Schulaner, Deputy Attorney General, Honolulu, Hawaii, for the defendant-appellee. 1899 1900 B.V. v. EDUCATION DEP'T OF THE STATE OF HAWAII ORDER We affirm the judgment of the district court for the reasons set forth in its Order Denying Plaintiff's Motion to Reverse Hearing Officer's Decision and Order,1 and reported as B.V. v. Department of Education, State of Hawaii, 451 F. Supp. 2d 1113 (D. Haw. 2005). AFFIRMED. We do not reach the question of whether the Department of Education committed any procedural violations because we agree with the district court that, even if it did, such procedural violations did not prejudice any of plaintiff's rights. See 451 F. Supp. 2d at 1131-32. 1 PRINTED FOR ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICE--U.S. COURTS BY THOMSON/WEST--SAN FRANCISCO The summary, which does not constitute a part of the opinion of the court, is copyrighted 2008 Thomson/West.

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