Proposed Settlement of “Transition” Class Action Poised to Benefit Tens of Thousands of NYC Students with IEPs
On March 25, 2022, United States District Court Magistrate Judge Robert M. Levy signed an Order provisionally approving the plaintiff Class in an action entitled N.G. by F.E., et al. v. NYCDOE et al. 14 CV 6529 (RML). Judge Levy provisionally appointed our law firm as Class counsel, provisionally approved the proposed settlement of the action, and directed that notice of the proposed settlement be given to the Class.
As the Notice reflects, the action concerns the provision of “transition services.” The “transition” process is the process of preparing students for the transition to adult life after secondary school. As per Judge Levy’s Order, the plaintiff Class is defined as including students with IEPs who are living in New York City, are between the ages of 14 and 21, and have been placed by the New York City Department of Education either in a New York City public school, or in a non-public school that has been approved by the New York State Education Department. The Notice explains how the proposed settlement would benefit the plaintiff Class.