May an educational agency or institution disclose education records if they are involved in litigation against a parent of student or an eligible student?

May an educational agency or institution disclose education records if they are involved in litigation against a parent of student or an eligible student?

Yes, the educational agency or institution may disclose to the court the education records of the student that are relevant for the educational agency or institution to proceed with or defend against the legal action.  34 CFR § 99.31(a)(9)(iii).