The appellants filed an unsuccessful administrative complaint against the plaintiff-appellee school district. The appellants assert that the district court's denial of the school district's subsequent request for attorneys' fees rendered the appellants prevailing parties potentially entitled to attorneys' fees. Defeating a request for attorneys' fees is not the type of success on the merits required to establish prevailing party status. The district court's judgment is affirmed. 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, No. 12-20628, 04-03-2013.
Alief Independent School District v. C.C.
April 9, 2013