Client: Washington Township Board of Education
Court: Office of Administrative Law
Brief Attorney: Sanmathi (Sanu) Dev, Esq.
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The petitioner, who sought the removal of manifestation determinations in her child’s file, failed to appear at a scheduled due process hearing on the matter. The petitioner subsequently requested the petition be withdrawn, and the Board requested that it be withdrawn with prejudice. The petitioner, wishing to retain the right to refile or seek alternate measures in the future, requested that it be with withdrawn without prejudice. The Board successfully argued that the case be dismissed with prejudice. The ALJ ruled that the petitioner’s actions and writings supported her intent to abandon the matter and ruled the matter to be withdrawn with prejudice.
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