Notice of Settlement in DFEH v. LSAC
NOTICE OF NATIONWIDE SETTLEMENT
IF YOU APPLIED FOR TESTING ACCOMMODATIONS FOR THE LAW SCHOOL ADMISSION TEST (LSAT) YOU MAY BE ELIGIBLE FOR A MONETARY AWARD FROM A $6.73 MILLION NATIONWIDE COMPENSATION FUND
The Law School Admission Council (LSAC) has entered into a Consent Decree with the California Department of Fair Employment and Housing (DFEH) to settle a statewide lawsuit and with the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) to settle a nationwide lawsuit. This resolution addresses alleged violations of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and the California Unruh Civil Rights Act, including LSAC’s alleged failure to offer the LSAT in a manner accessible to individuals with disabilities.
If you applied for testing accommodations from LSAC between January 1, 2009 and May 20, 2014, you may be eligible to receive a payment from a $6.73 million nationwide compensation fund.
TO BE ELIGIBLE FOR CONSIDERATION FOR PAYMENT, YOU MUST SUBMIT A CLAIM. THE DEADLINE TO SUBMIT A CLAIM HAS YET TO BE DETERMINED AND WILL BE POSTED HERE WITHIN FOUR MONTHS OF MAY 29, 2014.
You may obtain information on how to submit a claim by:
- Sending an e-mail with your name, address, and telephone number to firstname.lastname@example.org or
- Calling the Claims Administrator at 1-855-382-6399 or 1-844-553-1378 (TTY).
Claimants who receive a payment from this fund must sign a release of any related claims against LSAC.
For more information or for a copy of the Consent Decree, visit DFEH’s Website or US Department of Justice – Civil Rights Division website.