Notice of Settlement in DFEH v. LSAC

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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:

  1. Sending an e-mail with your name, address, and telephone number to info@lsacconsentdecree.com or
  2. 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 www.dfeh.ca.gov or www.ada.gov.