By: Rachel Goldstein
In Volume 5 of DIG’s newsletter, Litigation Director Matthew Dietz, discussed the Department of Justice’s May 2014 announcement of a settlement with the Law School Admissions Council (LSAC), the administrators of the Law School Admission Test (LSAT), for violations of the Americans with Disabilities Act for denying disability accommodations for test takers.
The settlement provides damages to the class, as
a $6,730,000 nationwide compensation fund was established
for individuals who requested testing accommodations for the LSAT between January 1, 2009 and May 20, 2014.
This amount will be split equally between all persons who timely notify the class administrator and submit a claim. There are
approximately 6,000 people who are eligible to receive funds from the class settlement.
If you applied for testing accommodations on the LSAT between January 1, 2009 and May 20, 2014 you may be eligible for a monetary award. To be considered for payment from the compensation fund, you must submit completed claim forms
within one hundred and eight days from the time
that the claims administrator sends notice to all persons on
a list of potential claimants provided by LSAC. If you applied for testing accommodations for the LSAT and believe you may be eligible for damages, you may obtain information on how to submit a claim by:
1.Sending an email with your name, address and telephone number to firstname.lastname@example.org or
2.Calling the Claims Administrator at 1-855-382-6399 or 1-844-553-1378 (TTY).
For more information on the settlement agreement between the Department of Justice and the Law School Admission Counsel
visit www.dfeh.ca.gov or www.ada.gov