The opinion of the court was delivered by: Hon. Andrew J. Guilford United States District Judge
This case raised the question of whether the minor student, L.M., the daughter of Defendants/Counter Plaintiff's Colleen Dodge and Wayne Miller, (together referred to as "the Family"), was provided a free and appropriate education under the Individuals with Disabilities Act ("IDEA"). Plaintiff/Counter Defendants, Orange County Health Care Agency ("OCHCA"). All parties appeared through counsel, as reflected by record as to the actions filed related to and underlying administrative hearing, OAH Case #2009110429. The Parties submitted on the papers and the Court did not find it necessary to hold a hearing. The Court issued an order on March 30, 2012, affirming the administrative law judge's decision in its entirety and awarding attorney fees to the Family in an amount totaling $57,819.85.
In accordance with the Court's March 30, 2012 Order, the Court hereby ENTERS JUDGMENT as follows:
1. The ALJ's decision is AFFIRMED in its entirety.
2. The Court GRANTS an award of attorney's fees to the Family in the amount of $30,819.85 for prevailing at the due process hearing.
3. The Court GRANTS an award of attorney fees in the amount of $27,000.00 to the Family for the current matter.
4. Thus the Court GRANTS a total award of attorney fees through September 12, 2011 of $57,819.85 to the Family.
The Court hereby orders the Orange County Health Care Agency to issue payment of the award, $57,819.85 (fifty-seven thousand eight hundred nineteen dollars and eighty-five cents) made payable to the "Law Offices of Kathleen M. Loyer, Inc., CLIENT TRUST ACCOUNT", within 10 days of entry of this judgment.
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