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$6.73 Million Settlement Fund in U.S. v. LSAC Distributed to Thousands of People Who Requested Testing Accommodations on the LSAT

July 30, 2015
Source: U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ)

The Justice Department announced that checks were sent yesterday to 2,695 people who requested testing accommodations on the LSAT and applied to a $6.73 million compensation fund created by the Consent Decree in DFEH, et al. v. LSAC, Inc. (Civil Action 3:12-cv-01830-EMC). The Consent Decree resolves a nationwide lawsuit brought by the United States and the California Department of Fair Employment and Housing (DFEH) alleging that the Law School Admission Council (LSAC) engaged in widespread and systemic discrimination against individuals with disabilities who requested testing accommodations for the LSAT, in violation of the ADA. The payments sent yesterday will help vindicate the civil rights of thousands of people who were subjected to LSAC's past testing accommodation policies and practices.

For more information or for a copy of the Consent Decree, visit http://www.ada.gov/ or http://www.lsacconsentdecree.com/. If you have any questions about the compensation fund, you may contact the Claims Administrator by email at info@lsacconsentdecree.com or by calling toll-free at 1 (855) 382-6399 or TTY 1 (844) 553-1378. To find out more about the ADA, call the Justice Departments toll-free ADA Information Line at 1-800-514-0301 or 1-800-514-0383 (TTY), or access its ADA.gov website.

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